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Three things Miyetti Allah told Gov Sanwo-Olu before he signed the anti-open grazing bill into law

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Yesterday, it was made known that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has finally signed the anti-open grazing bill into law, as this will restrict herdsmen from moving around freely in the state and causing troubles, especially with farmers.

However, before the bill was signed by the government, here are three things that the secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, South West Zone, Maikudi Usman told the state government during a one day public hearing on open grazing, that was organized by Lagos State House of Assembly on the 7th of September, 2021.

1. He said that, the government should give them more time to practice enclosed grazing because, herders are not used to herding their cattles in just one place, as they prefer moving from one place to the other inorder to feed them.

2. He said that, it will be good if the state can stop the bill passage because, signing the bill into law will make the cost of rearing cows expensive because of the feeding and the lands to use, which won't make their business run smoothly.

3. He also said that, if the Lagos State government eventually signs the bill into law, then, cost of a cow might go as high as N2m because, they will be spending more to rear them and that, the government will also need to support them in providing lands they can use.

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