The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has pledged his loyalty to his people once again and vowed to do whatever it takes to protect his people and solve the farmer-herder crisis irrespective of criticisms from some groups. Recall that Southern Governors had a meeting few days ago in Asaba, Delta State on how they can keep the South safe, especially by tackling insecurity problems in the South. One of the major crisis that they addressed during the meeting was how to resolve the farmer-herder crisis.
He continues that ‘…let me use this opportunity to say, all those who are saying why should Southern Governors ban grazing –I have taken further steps to fulfill what the Southern Governors said in Asaba. If anybody wants to die, go and die and hang yourself on electric pole…’ He said that he has taken a position and there is no going back.
“Enough is enough, we are not second class citizens of this country. We also own this country and we must partake in what is happening in this country.” Governor Wike vows to implement the ban on open grazing in his state in order to protect the interest of his citizen and he will not bow to any oppression. He says that Southerners are not second class citizens in this country and should not be treated as if they are.