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S/West governors, Miyetti Allah meet over grazing

The Meeting between the Southwest Governors and the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN has commenced in Akure.

The venue of the meeting , the Dome was fully occupied by security operatives.

Present at the meeting are Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi, Muhammed Abubakar of Jigawa, the host Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and a former deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore.

The meeting is to find lasting solutions to the alleged incessant killings, raping, kidnappings and crises by herdsmen in the South-west geo-political Zone.

The quit notice order given to illegal herders in Ondo State forest reserves expired yesterday and the state government had expressed readiness to commence peaceful enforcement of the order to free the forest reserves of illegal occupants.

The presidency had described the order as outside of the governor’s powers.

Olorunferanmi Odofin

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