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LAGOS State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, signed the bill to prohibit open cattle grazing and trespass of cattle on land in the state into laws.
“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.”
This bold move was after the legislation was unanimously passed by the State House of Assembly and transmitted to the Executive arm for authorisation.
Following the signing, it is now criminal in Lagos for cattle rearers to occupy unapproved public areas and private land with their livestock for grazing, just as it is against the new law for any herder to move cattle around public places.
With the law, Lagos has joined the league of states in southern Nigeria that have anti-open grazing laws in place.
The law is coming more than two weeks after the September 1 deadline set by the Southern Governor’s Forum for states.
Sanwo-Olu, immediately after asserting the bill, directed the security agencies in the state to immediately commence with enforcement of the provisions of the law.
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