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Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by dre11(m): 6:25am On Sep 04, 2021
■ We knew they won’t speak with one voice on Sept 1 deadline

■ We didn’t fail, anti grazing law on course

Why herdsmen deserve ruga in every state – Bodejo, Miyetti Allah leader


By Vincent Kalu, Lukman Olabiyi, Lagos; Geoffrey Anyanwu, Enugu; George Onyejiuwa, Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri; Judex Okoro, Calabar; Paul Osuyi, Asaba; Lateef Dada, Osogbo; Tony Osauzo, Benin, Obinna Odogwu, Awka and Joe Effiong, Uyo


The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has mocked the17 Southern Governors for their failure to meet the September 1 deadline they set for themselves to enact and begin to implement the anti-open grazing laws throughout Southern Nigeria. Speaking to Saturday Sun on the issue, the National President the group, Abdullahi Bodejo said that his members knew that the Southern governors would not come together to speak with one voice on the matter when it comes to implemenatiaton. Bodejo who accused them of coming together for ulterior motive, 2023 politics and an agenda to take over Fulani cattle-rearing business, threatened to drag the states that have enacted such laws to court.

But insisting that their collective will to do so is still on course, aides and spokesmen of some of the 17 Southern governors that took the collective decision at their Asaba meeting to enact a law banning open grazing of cattle across the states that fall under the zone, have opened up on why the states couldn’t meet the September 1, 2021 deadline set for the implementation.

Of the 17, only six, namely, Abia, Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Imo, and Enugu have in place an anti-open grazing law. In fact, Enugu just passed its own on September 2, less than 24 hours after the expiration of the deadline. Though no official statement was issued as to why the state missed the deadline, a privileged source from the State Assembly attributed the delay to the magnitude of harm open grazing had caused the state. The House, he said, was careful to make extensive consultations with all stakeholders to ensure that the bill meet the required goal for the good of all. The source noted that what was important “is that the bill has been passed and I know Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi will not waste time in signing it into law.”

Five states, namely Rivers, Delta, Osun, Ondo, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom are in the process of complying. But some of the states like Anambra, Lagos, Imo, Edo, and Cross River who were reported earlier as ignoring the agreement has come out to deny the report.

In Imo, the State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General, Mr Cyprain Akaolise insisted that there was no need to come up with another anti-open grazing law as the state already has one banning open grazing of cattle in restricted areas of the state, including the state capital. This, he explained, is much better than the kind being proposed by the southern governors.

According to him, Imo State Law No. 9 of 2006 signed by Chief Achike Udenwa, former Governor of Imo State on 19th January 2007 did not call for total ban but prohibition of cattle grazing in restricted areas of the state. “A cattle herder cannot take his cattle into cultivated land within Imo State,” he said. “So but the herdsmen could do their grazing in the forest. The other states should copy our own law.”

Like Imo, Cross Rivers State too claims to have passed its own law in 2017, four years before the Southern Governors Forum came up with the resolution at the Asaba meeting. Speaking on the matter, the former Speaker of Cross River House of Assembly, Rt Hon William Jonah Eteng, disclosed that the state was one of the earliest to pass law against open grazing.

Gaul, Speaker between 2015 and 2019, however noted that the law was not, and has not been assented to by Governor Ben Ayade. According to him, the lawmakers went for the traditional ranching because they don’t have empty land neither does their culture permit movement of cattle from one place to another because the people engage in arable cropping of vassals, yams, cocoyam and maize.

He said: “We don’t support open grazing in our state. But if it is the culture in the North to move cattle around, no problem. The President under our present constitution does not have land to give anybody because with the 1975 Land Use Act, the lands are under the management of state governors.

In Akwa Ibom, the Executive is yet to send the bill to the State House of Assembly.

Chief Whip of Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Lekan Olatunji, also claimed that the legislators have passed the bill but added that the Governor Adegboyega Oyetola is yet to sign it. “We recently passed a bill to regulate animal grazing and establishment of cattle ranches in the state,” he said. “It’s just awaiting the Governor’s consent and I’m sure that will be done very soon.”

However, it was gathered that the bill was not forwarded to the office of the governor till he travelled out recently. But speaking on the matter, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor, Ismail Omipidan assured that the governor would surely sign the bill if it is on his table. He added that the governor just returned to the state on Wednesday, September 1.

In Lagos, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, assured that very soon, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will sign into law the Anti-open grazing Bill which he said, was already before the state House of Assembly for consideration.

Noting that the executive arm of government had deliberated on the bill and deemed it worthy before passing it to the State House of Assembly to do the needful, he added that the moment the House of Assembly passed the bill, the governor would append his signature to make it law in the state.

But investigation by Saturday Sun shows that the bill is being worked on in both Edo and Delta States. The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Marcus Onobun, who spoke on the matter, attributed the delay to the recess embarked upon by the members while assuring that the bill will soon be passed as it is being worked on. On their own part, the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, assured that the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration would ensure that the bill is implemented as a step towards promoting healthy and harmonious living among farmers and herders.

“No state can even start implementation immediately because after passing the bill and assenting to it, you need to give people time to adjust. You need to give the herders time to either return their cattle or build ranches,” he said. “For now in Delta, we are still going to be seeing cattle on the streets because the law has not been enacted and we have not started implementation.”

He attributed the delay in passing the law to the dissolution of the State Executive Council shortly after the decision to ban open grazing was taken by the southern governors. But then he insisted that the September 1, 2021 deadline was not for the implementation of the ban but for the passage of the bill and enactment of the law.

Of the lot, Anambra may end up as one of the states that will not implement the decision, as there is no indication to that effect. The State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment in the state, C. Don Adinuba, when contacted, simply told Saturday Sun that he did not participate in the Asaba meeting; and that his principal, Governor Willie Obiano, has not briefed him on his position on the matter.

A member of the state House of Assembly representing Nnewi North Constituency, Nonso Okafor, who claimed to have been planning to move a motion in that regard, however, noted that the plan did not materialise before they went on their annual recess.


https://www.sunnewsonline.com/anti-open-grazing-law-miyetti-allah-mocks-southern-govs/

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by greenie77: 6:29am On Sep 04, 2021
"Bodejo who accused them of coming together for ulterior motive, 2023 politics and an agenda to take over Fulani cattle-rearing business, threatened to drag the states that have enacted such laws to court".... cheesy cheesy

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by onlyson16(m): 6:34am On Sep 04, 2021
Abokki wan take us to court, hahaha

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by Penguin2: 6:37am On Sep 04, 2021
Can you imagine the audacity.

The impetus...

The intrepidity...

Can you just imagine these primitive vagabonds mocking Southern governors.

Somebody should tell them that Buhari will not be in power forever even if he gets a third term.

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by BabbanBura(m): 6:38am On Sep 04, 2021
There is no one in the entire country that is in support of open grazing apart from the evil, wicket and selfish fulani themselves. Why destroy people's lives and / or their means of livelihood for you to live and do your business?

The fulanisation agenda won't work. Anti-open grazing is coming to stay in the southern states, Miyetti should move all their cows to the southern states that the governors choose not to enact the laws.

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by Itgeo: 6:40am On Sep 04, 2021
The fo.l desrves no reply

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by Otuegbe: 6:44am On Sep 04, 2021
When your father is in Aso rock

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by Ahmback(m): 6:51am On Sep 04, 2021
Dem no dey tell person o
Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by tony0806: 6:53am On Sep 04, 2021
No problem. One day, all these rantings will be over

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by Onepeople: 6:55am On Sep 04, 2021
They are the opinion of the government take or leave it.the government have mocked the southern governor's with their open grazing ban period.

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by donbachi(m): 6:59am On Sep 04, 2021
Cow cow cow cow cow...na the only thing inside dat bodejo head and brain.
If u ask am 1+1,him go tell u say na cow.

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by Waasew: 6:59am On Sep 04, 2021
Interesting
Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by KillMNKnow(f): 7:00am On Sep 04, 2021
List of measures will take by Southerners.

1: Trend #MiyettiAllah on twitter
2: Insult Muslims on Nairaland and post cow pictures
3: IPOB terrorists will beg Afonja Christians for unity on Nairaland
4: Ortom will blame Buhari and IPOB terrorists will sing his name
5: Southern governors will meet after 7 years for the first time
6: FFK will fire at miyetti Allah on social media and later support miyetti Allah
7: some Southern governors will support miyetti Allah
8: they'll revert back to BB naija and wizkid is better than Davido
9: finally they'll trash Arsenal for losing another match again
10 They'll blame Buhari for their Alcohol, Crime, Cultism, Yahoo, kidnapping, extortion, Adulterous Community
11: They'll thank miyetti Allah for not responding with fire power

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by realtestament(m): 7:04am On Sep 04, 2021
Fulani, terrorist and the rest

this is their evil strategy of islamizing Nigeria

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by AntiBMC(m): 7:05am On Sep 04, 2021
Ass-licking ideots like Uzodinma, are the reason for this. Now sensible governors like Akeredolu are being mocked by foreign parasitic cow-brains.

I would trade that Uzodinma for Ortom any day. Such a hopeless coward.

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by Nobody: 7:05am On Sep 04, 2021
Why wouldn't they?

The Fulani herdsmen know such laws would not work because MOST of the cattle being herded belong to powerful politicians in the various regions.

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by Nobody: 7:08am On Sep 04, 2021
I really don't blame the cows talking, I don't blame the useless governors either, I blame the Southerners and middle beltans who continue to chant One Nijeriya.

Las las, your family houses will be converted to cow ranches and cattle grazing routes by the Fulanis.

Just watch.

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by Tonim(f): 7:17am On Sep 04, 2021
Ondo and Rivers have passed and signed the bill into law. This thread by OP is not up to date.

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by Lamasta(m): 7:27am On Sep 04, 2021
Cow hoodlums and miscreants are talking

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by potent5(m): 7:28am On Sep 04, 2021
Yeye pipu.

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by Lattop(m): 7:38am On Sep 04, 2021
Terrorists

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by anambraamaka: 7:38am On Sep 04, 2021
Mock all you want

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by akinmusi(m): 7:39am On Sep 04, 2021
Politicians not leaders.
Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by Guyman02: 7:39am On Sep 04, 2021
It's obvious they are pretending that their is no southern unity which is exactly what the want,
Even the subjugated Hausa population are beginning to resist the Fulanis in many areas.

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by RichDad1(m): 7:39am On Sep 04, 2021
It’s not their faults. It’s those spineless double mouthed governors.
With the level of noise Igbo people are making about herdsmen in the SE, one would have thought they will be the first to sign this law.
As for Seyi Makinde, the bloodshed at Igangan is on his hands.
Lagos don’t have issues with herdsmen, it’s cultism and hooliganism that needs to go rooted out.

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by dex4sure: 7:39am On Sep 04, 2021
This useless terrorists again....

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Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by Nobody: 7:40am On Sep 04, 2021
Nobody born of woman, either through normal birth or Caesarian Section can chide them, NEVER. This is because they're ASSURED of their FREE leasehold on all lands in Nigeria. But like every other thing, this moment will come to an end before we know it! Cursed be the Southerner who will vote for a Fulani and their accomplices in any future election in Nigeria.
Re: Anti-open Grazing Law: Miyetti Allah Mocks Southern Govs by generalwo(m): 7:41am On Sep 04, 2021
dre11:



■ We knew they won’t speak with one voice on Sept 1 deadline

■ We didn’t fail, anti grazing law on course

Why herdsmen deserve ruga in every state – Bodejo, Miyetti Allah leader





https://www.sunnewsonline.com/anti-open-grazing-law-miyetti-allah-mocks-southern-govs/
..... If na to follow oba drag artifacts wen oyibo Wan return, obaseki go dey agile...... See am see where e go agile, e quiet like goat wen swallow super glue....... Rubbish!

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