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Akeredolu to sign anti-open grazing bill into law

ONDO State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is set to sign the anti-open grazing bill into law.

This follows the move to curb insecurity  and cases of farmers/herders clashes in the state.

The move by the governor was a pointer that he was unperturbed by the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari that 368 grazing sites across the 25 states of the country should be reviewed.

The Governor will sign the bill into law on Tuesday.

The move was in line with the resolution of the Southern Governors Forum at its last meeting in Lagos on July 5, 2021.

the bill which was passed by the State House of Assembly on July 2, 2021 was designed to regulate security, rearing and grazing of livestock.

It will also ensure the establishment of ranches in the state
as well as prevent the destruction of farm crops in the state and will address clashes between herders and farmers in the state.

During the passage of the bill by lawmakers in the state, the Assembly maintained that it will enhance the growth of livestock farming and as well encourage modern techniques of animal husbandry in the state among others.

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