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LAGOS GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL PROHIBITING OPEN GRAZING INTO LAW

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assented to the bill prohibiting Open Cattle Grazing and Trespass of Cattle on Land.

The law was signed into law by the Governor, 11 days after it was unanimously passed by the Lagos State House of Assembly and transmitted to the Executive arm for authorisation.

The Governor has directed the security agencies to swing into action and enforce provisions of the law.

”By the powers vested in me as the Governor of Lagos State, I am signing the bill on Open Cattle Grazing and Trespass of Cattle on Land into law.

“To prohibit issues associated with open grazing of livestock,” he said.

It is now criminal in Lagos for cattle rearers to occupy unapproved public areas and private land with their livestock for grazing.

The law also prohibits the act of moving cattle round public places by herders.

The Southern Governors’ Forum had in August 2021 agreed to ban open grazing in all the 17 states of the Southern Nigeria, setting the September deadline to pass the law across member states.

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