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Obiano signs anti-open grazing bill into law

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GOVERNOR Willie Obiano of Anambra State has signed the anti-open grazing bill into law.

He assented to the Cattle and Other Livestock Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Bill of Anambra State at the Governor’s Lodge in Amawbia, Awka, today.

According to Obiano, the decision of the state government to ban the open grazing of cattle and other livestock in the state was to enhance peace between farmers and the herders.

The governor explained that the management of the crisis between farmers and herders in the state has been a short-term measure, noting that it had become necessary for the government to take long-term action.

He noted that the law enforcement agencies have been directed to immediately commence the implementation of the law.

It would be recalled that recently, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, had also signed the Delta State Livestock, Breeding, Rearing and Marketing Regulation Bill 2021 into Law to regulate livestock breeding and bans open grazing in the state.

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