Anambra gov Obiano signs anti-open grazing bill

The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has signed the anti-open grazing bill into law, joining his counterparts in the southern states who had unanimously agreed to outlaw the practice.

Obiano assented to the Cattle and Other Livestock Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Bill of Anambra State on Friday at the Governor’s Lodge in Awka.

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He thanked the State House of Assembly for speeding up the passing of the bill, saying that the establishment of the law will hopefully enable entrenchment of peace.

Obiano also directed the law enforcement agencies to enforce the law with immediate effect stating, “Now that we have a law banning open grazing, the law enforcement agents have been directed to implement it.”

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