Governor Dapo Abiodun has singed the signed the Bill to Regulate Animal Grazing and Establishment of Cattle Ranching in Ogun State into law.
Governor Abiodun signed the bill shortly after returning from a foreign trip on Thursday.
Abiodun had called for a Security Council meeting at the governor’s office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta and assented to the Bill upon his return.
Recall that the Ogun State House of Assembly had on July 8, 2021, passed the Bill after unanimous votes by the lawmakers following a third reading.
Speaker Olakunle Oluomo thus, transmitted a copy to Governor Dapo Abiodun for assent.
“Ogun, has enjoyed peace among various ethnic nationalities until the recent farmer-herder skirmishes.
“Cattle rearers have a six-month period of grace before it becomes illegal in Ogun state for cattle rearers to occupy unapproved public areas and private land with their livestock for grazing.”
The law also forbids herders from moving around public places with cattles.
A committee headed by the Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Adeola Odedina was set up to oversee the implementation and enforcement of the new law.
Ogun joins Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Ondo and Delta states to sign the anti-open grazing bill into law.