Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has signed intolaw the anti-open grazing bill. He joined his counterparts in the southern region of the country to sign this bill into the law. This bill was signed in Anambara state on Friday at the Governor’s Lodge in Amawbia, Awka, agreeing on cattle and other livestock open grazing prohibition and ranches establishment bill.
The governor insisted that the reason behind the prohibition of open grazing is to enhance peace between farmers and herders in the state. He said it is necessary for the government to take decisive action to manage the crisis between farmers and herders through a short term measure.
The governor also stated that the law enforcement agencies have been directed to immediately commence the implementation of the law to stop herders from open grazing.
Before the governor signed the bill titled: “Anambra State Open Grazing of Cattle and other Livestock Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Bill 2021″, it was first passed after third reading at the state house on Tuesday.
The lawmakers, at the Committee of the Whole House, went through the 39-Clause Executive Bill to examine it, before it was passage.
A voice vote was conducted on each of the clause of the bill by Mr Uche Okafor, the state speaker before it was passed by the assembly, for the governorto approve it.
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