Federal Government sets to check movement of foreign herdsmen

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has announced plans by the Federal Government to check movement of herdsmen migrating into Nigeria with livestock. He said the move would soon take effect despite the treaties of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS that Nigeria is a signatory to. According to him, the Nigeria Customs Service and the Nigeria Immigration Service are collaborating to review the approach of the movement of herders and livestock from adjoining countries.

The vice president who spoke as the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony of Senior Division Course 1/2018 of the Nigeria Customs and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, insisted that the herders need identification and processes, which were never kept in the treaty. The vice president acknowledged that the Nigeria Customs Service collected its highest revenue of over 1 trillion naira when the country was just exiting recession, stressing that the next few years will be more interesting.