Southern governors have been urged to resist President Muhammadu Buhari’s order for the review of 368 Grazing Reserves in 26 states.
Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan said Buhari lacks the power to order such review; hence Southern governors should resist it.
In a series of tweets, the former presidential aide urged Southern governors to learn from Southern Kaduna.
According to Omokri: “I urge every Governor in Southern Nigeria to resist today’s order by General Buhari for a review of 368 Grazing Reserves in 25 states.
“He has no power to do that under Nigeria’s law. Any Southern Governor foolish enough to accept that should look at Southern Kaduna.”
Buhari had approved recommendations of the committee for a review of 368 grazing sites in Nigeria.
The reserves cut across 25 states and the review will determine the levels of encroachment.
The directive followed his approval of the report of the team chaired by his Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari.
The committee proposed the collection of field data on the 368 reserves to assess encroachers, as well as stakeholder engagements and sensitization.