Sanwo-Olu signs anti-open grazing bill into law

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has finally signed the bill prohibiting open cattle grazing in the state into law.

The Governor assented to the bill at the Lagos House on Monday.

His media aide on print media, Wale Ajetunmobi, made this known in a terse statement on Facebook.  

“Breaking! Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, this afternoon, signs the bill prohibiting open cattle grazing in Lagos into law,” he posted. 

The development comes 11 days after the state House of Assembly passed the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing in the state. 

The bill is titled, “A bill for a law to Prohibit Open Cattle Grazing In Lagos State, the Trespass of Cattle Land And For Other Connected Purposes”.

Speaker Mudashiru Obasa subsequently directed the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent.

The bill was passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where the bill was read the third time.

Lagos is the fourth southern state to sign the anti-open grazing bill into law, after Rivers, Ondo, Enugu, and Akwa Ibom.

The southern governors held a meeting in Asaba, Delta state capital, in May, where they resolved that open grazing of cattle should be banned across the region.

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