1. The attention of the South East Governors’ Forum has been drawn to the various attacks and campaign of calumny by our people alleging that Governors of South East have secretly donated land for RUGA Programme being promoted by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the National Livestock Transformation Plan, (NLTP) as approved by the National Economic Council, NEC.
2. The fact remains that no South East Governor has donated any land or intends to donate any land for any of the two programmes for lack of enough land in the entire South East.
3. Governors of South East appreciate the fact that we have good and law abiding Herdsmen who have been living with us; some of them were even born here. We have been living in peace with them until recently when we started witnessing invasion of our land, kidnapping of our people, killing of defenseless natives and destruction of their farmlands. These herdsmen that have been living peacefully with us together with the natives have insisted that these evil as now experienced in our land are the handiwork of herdsmen moving from other states into South East and most of the time, these herdsmen are not even Nigerians.
4. Resolution of South East Governors.
a. That we will not chase away Herdsmen who are peaceful and have been living peacefully with us in the South East.