Insecurity: South West Governors, Traditional Rulers Security Chiefs Endorse Ban On Open Grazing

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*back end to open grazing, caution against Fake news 


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan


The governors of the South West states, leading traditional rulers and Security Chiefs from across  the region on Saturday  held a crucial security meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
At the end of the closed door meeting, the South West governors together with the traditional rulers and the Security Chiefs endorsed ban on open grazing among others
Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum and the Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) disclosed that the meeting also supported the decision of the National Economic Council (NEC) on forest management; that the nation’s boarders need to be fully secured and protected;  
“The meeting supported the decision of the National Economic Council (NEC) on forest management; that the nation’s boarders need to be fully secured and protected;  that open grazing must be checked and  looked at and that media practitioners must assist the country to end fake news,” he said.

Governor Akeredolu maintained that though the meeting was at the instance of the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor  Ibrahim Gambari, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Director-General of the Department of State Services, they  could not fly out of Abuja due to bad weather.
The Ondo state governor said the South West governors and the traditional rulers thereafter decided to meet to appraise the security situation in the South West zone.

He emphasized that the meeting was held to find lasting solutions to the lingering security issues in the zone.

Present at the meeting were the host governor of Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde; Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state , Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun  State, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of South-West, David Folawiyo, and Security Chiefs serving in Oyo State.
Prominent traditional rulers at the meeting included the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi , Akarigbo of Remo, Oba Babatunde Ajayi; Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom, Oba Fredrick Akinrutan; Olubadan of Ibadan,  Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunnjso 1; and Olugbon of Orilegbon,  Oba Francis Olusola Alao.

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