Monday, August 23, 2021

Anti-grazing law: Anambra, two others yet to enact law in Southern Nigeria - ITREALMS

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As the deadline of September 1 approaches, Anambra is leading another two states in the Southern part of Nigeria, yet to prohibit open grazing of cattle as agreed during their meeting in July, reports ITREALMS.
Southern States Governors meeting in Lagos recently
Anambra, Edo and Cross Rivers states, ITREALMS gathered are yet to enact a law prohibiting open grazing of cattle.

Also, The Nation reported that the Southern Governors Forum (SGF) had on July 5 agreed on a September 1 deadline for the anti-open grazing law to be signed by all member-states.

Chairman of the forum and Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who read a communiqué after the meeting in Lagos, said: “We have set a timeline of September 1 for the promulgation of the anti-open grazing law in all member-states.”

But, findings by our correspondents show that the 17 states are at different stages of enacting the law as the deadline approaches.

Rivers, Bayelsa and Oyo have now have the law. In Ondo, Ogun and Osun, the bill is awaiting assent.

Ekiti, Abia and Ebonyi indicated they intend to enforce existing laws rather than enact a new one.

The Bill pending before the lawmakers in Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Imo and Delta.

*Nenye Dom with additional reports by The Nation

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