By Chioma Iruke
Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos State, has acted upon the recent resolution of the Southern Governors’ Forum at its last meeting, and subsequently placed a ban on open grazing.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday signed into law, the Bill prohibiting open cattle grazing and trespass of cattle on land in the state.
By this signing, the bill has now become a law in the entire state, Nigeria’s commercial city and it is now illegal to move cattle about for grazing in the state.
Recall, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State had earlier in September signed the Anti-Grazing Bill passed by the State House of Assembly into law.
Akeredolu signed the bill into law at his office in Akure, the state capital in line with the recent resolution reached by Southern Governors in Lagos.
“The move is in line with the resolution of the Southern Governors’ Forum at its last meeting in Lagos where September 1st was set as the deadline for Governors in Southern Nigeria to sign the Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law,” Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, quoted the governor to have said.