A meeting of governors of the 17 states that make up southern Nigeria will take place today, Thursday.
The meeting is to take place at the Governmentovernment House Enugu, the capital of Enugu State.
The Thursday meeting would be the 3rd of such gatherings by southern governors. The first and second meetings took place in Asaba, Delta State and Lagos, Lagos State respectively.
At the last meeting, it was resolved that the states should enact the anti-open grazing law with a deadline put at September 1, 2021. While some have complied, others are yet to take action towards its implementation.
Apart from open grazing, African Community News has been told that the issue of who collects the Value Added Tax (VAT), would take centre stage at the meeting as the governors may take united stand on the matter which has pitched the federal government against some states like Rivers and Lagos that have both made laws on VAT.