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Enugu passes Anti-Open Grazing Bill

ENUGU STATE House of Assembly, on Thursday, passed the Anti- Open Grazing Bill into law.

This was in line with the September 1 deadline issued by the Southern Governors for an end to open rearing of cattle.

Ealier, the State Assembly had held a public hearing on the bill, during which the umbrella body of Fulani herdsmen, the Miyetti Allah had asked for a month extension to enable them make input on the bill.

The bill scaled through the third reading after a clause by clause consideration.

However, at a plenary on Thursday, the bill was passed into law and would now be sent to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his assent.

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