Nyesom Wike, Rivers State governor, has warned that the decision of Southern governors to ban open grazing in their region cannot be reversed.’
Wike stated this during a reception held in his honour by Ogoni nationality in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of the state on Saturday.
He said those opposed to resolutions taken by the governors in Asaba, Delta State, last Tuesday, should realise that no section of the country is inferior to others.
Wike disclosed that he has taken further steps to fulfill the resolutions reached by the governors in Asaba.
“We have taken a position and no going back. Enough is enough. We are not second class citizens of this country. We also own this country,” he said.
The 17 governors in the southern part of the country, under the aegis of the Southern Nigeria Governors Forum, had resolved that movement of cattle by foot be banned across southern Nigeria.
Rising from their meeting in Delta, the governors observed that the incursion of armed herders, criminals and bandits into the region has constituted a serious security challenge.
The forum called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately organise a national parley on restructuring and address the nation over the worsening state of insecurity across the country.
Also, the governors expressed serious concern “on the security challenge currently plaguing the nation and strongly urged President Buhari to address Nigerians on the challenges of insecurity and restore the confidence of our people.”