Governor Akeredolu did not Ask Herdsmen to leave South West – Nigeria Governors Forum

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The Governors Forum (NGF) has stated did not issue an eviction order to Fulani herdsmen in State or any part of the region.

The Chairman of NGF and of State, Dr. , who spoke to newsmen after a meeting with the national leadership of the Cattle Breeders Association of (MACBAN) today January 25, said the speech of state , Oluwarotimi , was misconstrued.

Some of the governors in attendance include , , , Oyo, and Jigawa, and Kebbi .

Recall on Monday, 18, Governor ordered all unregistered herdsmen to vacate the state’s forest reserves. This generated a lot of controversies as many people interpreted it as the governor asking the Fulanis to vacate the state.

Speaking to newsmen after the meeting with members, Governor Fayemi said Akeredolu didn’t talk about herdsmen vacating the state but about the of herdsmen who want to operate within the reserves.

”Many members of MACBAN were born in the South-West. So, Akeredolu cannot ask Fulani to vacate . The area concerned is the forest reserves and it is about and also to work in line with the law.

What we are after is the criminals, not Fulani herdsmen, criminals are criminals irrespective of their ethnic group.”he said.