Kaduna, 24 September, 2021 / 2:03 pm (ACI Africa).
The hateful utterances between two Governors in Nigeria are a cause for concern for a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation who has said such “confrontation” is not a good public show to ordinary people.
In a Friday, September 24 news report, Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso reacts to the exchange between Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State in Northern Nigeria, and Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State in Southern part of the country.
The two Nigerian Governors failed to agree on the anti-grazing law that has been proposed in the Northern and Southern States of Africa’s most populous nation.
For Governor El-Rufai, the proposed law is unrealistic and unsustainable for livestock production. Meanwhile, for Governor Akeredolu, the bill is “externalizing banditry” from the North.
“The confrontation between El-Rufai and the Southern Governors is not a good example for our people,” Archbishop Ndagoso has been quoted as saying, and adding, “The comments between El-Rufai and Akeredolu over the positions of the Southern Governors on anti-grazing law were unhelpful and might plunge the nation further into an unpleasant situation.”