In the aftermath of the meeting of the Governors of Southern Nigeria on the 11th of May 2021 in Asaba, Delta State, the country has been caught up in the controversy generated by the ban on open grazing agreed upon by the 17 governors.


That ban has elicited reactions from the two largest herdsmen associations, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and Miyetti Allah Hautal Hore, an unfitting analogy by the Attorney-General of the Federation to a hypothetical ban on spare parts trading by northern governors, and a powerful rebuttal by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

Hardly spoken of are the other nine resolutions read as part of the communique arising from the meeting, ten resolutions if the one thanking the meeting’s host, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, is added to it.

In this report, we look at the resolutions, and talk about them.

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