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Obaseki orders immediate closure of all illegal cattle markets

- Herders have been warned that the ban on night grazing stands in Edo state

- Governor Obaseki who gave the warning also lamented that there are several illegal cattle markets in the state

- Going further, the governor warned landlords against renting their houses as cattle markets

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Governor Godwin Obaseki has asked markets where cattle are being sold to shut down immediately.

The governor also warned landlords not to allow their property to be used as an illegal market for sales of cattle. He gave the order in Benin City.

He disclosed this while trying to resolve the crises between Arewa community and Ogheghe community in Ikpoba Okha local government area of the state.

Going further, he ordered all local governments to submit all approved legal cattle markets.

He also ordered the reconstitution peace committee between Arewa community, local governments and traditional institutions in the local government.

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Also, he insisted that the ban on motorcycles is still in effect and ordered security officers to enforce it.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has specially thanked Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki, for coming for his second term inauguration.

The Nation reports Akeredolu while giving a vote of thanks to dignitaries, appreciated Obaseki, saying that he would make sure he brings him back to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Recall that Obaseki had defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2020 election.

In a related report, Governor Obaseki accused the Adam Oshiomhole administration of defrauding the Edo people under the guise of the N30bn Benin stormwater project.

Obaseki made the allegation on Monday, February 22, when he inspected the Textile Mill Road catchment of the project in Benin City.

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The Edo governor claimed the project was a ruse that had no benefit for the people of the Edo state, adding that his administration would probe the project and recover money stolen.

Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.

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