Southern govs position mere declaration of intent ― Itse Sagay


Itse Sagay
Itse Sagay

By Olayinka Ajayi

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Professor Itse Sagay, has tasked the Southern governors to solidify resolution on open grazing by asking each state Assembly in the South to apply the Benue State approach passing a law banning open grazing in their individual state.

Fielding questions in a monitored programme on Channels Television, ‘Politics Today’ Sagay maintained that mere declaration won’t be as impactful as a law from each Southern state prohibiting open grazing.

“I have been advocating ranching for cattle herding since 2011 as the only way out. I was the first to talk about it until it became an existential threat to many communities, particularly in the South.

“Frankly, I don’t think a declaration is sufficient, governors have to go back to their individual houses of assemblies and introduce motions, the way Benue state did and actually pass a law on banning open grazing and instituting…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper