The Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has signed the State anti-open grazing bill into law, said to be in line with the resolution of the Southern Governors’ Forum at its last meeting in Lagos .
Penpushing reports that the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo made this known on Tuesday in a statement, while it is recalled that Governor’s forum had declared September 1st as the deadline for governors in southern Nigeria to sign the Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law
“This is worthwhile and a very laudable development aimed at stemming needless instances of skirmishes, conflicts as well as infractions on the enviably peaceful disposition of the good people of Ondo State,” the statement said.
“It is very pertinent to aver and indeed, reiterate that the law shall rather, engender a more cordial, mutually benefiting relationship amongst residents of the state irrespective of ethnicity, religion or creed. For emphasis, no particular group of persons is the target.”
Penpushing further reports that, the approval of the bill came three months after the bill passed the third reading in the State House of Assembly amidst opposition from the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria
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