Nyesom Wike, Rivers State governor, has revealed plan by his administration to send an anti-open grazing bill to the state national assembly.
Wike said with the reopening of the Rivers State House of Assembly following the suspension of the strike by assembly workers across the country, his government is preparing to send the bill for legislation.
The governor disclosed this on Wednesday, during the commissioning of two streets in new G.R.A., Port Harcourt, the state capital.
He said the move is an accordance with the agreement by southern governors in Asaba, Delta State, last month, to ban open grazing in the region.
“Now that the state Assembly has come back we have to submit the anti-open grazing bill as we agreed in the Southern Governors’ Forum. Everybody must understand this. Without any hesitation we must do it (ban open grazing) to protect our women and youths so that nobody will go and kill them”, Wike said.
Wike urged Nigerians to pray for the country regarding the spate of insecurity, saying the nation needs help.
“Let me say this clearly, the truth must be told, Nigeria is in dire need of help. Nigeria needs prayer. Our mothers and sisters need to put their needs on the ground and pray to God to salvage this country.
“Each day you wake up, you hear people are being killed. You can’t go to the farm; those who do cattle will not allow your crops to grow,” Wike added.