Open grazing ban: HURIWA Hails Southern Governors Over Latest Decision, Deadline


Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has told Southern Governors Forum to stand their ground and resist any attempt by President Muhammadu Buhari to take away lands belonging to Nigerians for private cow businesses.

HURIWA said this while throwing its weight behind the decisions reached by the Governors on Monday, which according to the group, are strategic towards the sustainable development and promotion of enduring constitutional democracy in the country.

The Human rights group said the essence of having a unified approach by the Governors is to ensure that the country does not slide into one man’s dictatorship.


According to HURIWA, President Muhammadu Buhari wants to achieve a one-man government by seeking to appropriate ancestral lands of different ethnicities to Fulanis for the purposes of rearing cattle which is their private business.


HURIWA’s position was contained in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf.

The group hailed the Governors over their decision to give an implementable deadline for the enforcement of the ban on open grazing of cows.

The rights group said the arbitrary and unconstitutional move by Buhari to violate the extant Land Use Act of 1978 was an affront to the PRINCIPLES OF FEDERALISM and the clear provisions of the LAND USE ACT.

As DAILY POST reported earlier, Southern Governors had met in Lagos on Monday and set September 21, 2021, as the deadline for the promulgation of anti-open grazing law among its member states.



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