Wed. Sep 29th, 2021

Anti-Open Grazing: Not targeted at anyone —Akeredolu

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The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has signed into law the Anti-Grazing Bill, with an assurance that no particular group was the target.

Members of the House of Assembly had passed the bill after its submission.

On Akeredolu’s part, he forwarded the same to the Ministry of Justice for legal inputs, after which it was returned to him for his final assent.

Signing the bill into law in his office, the governor noted that there is no particular group of persons is the target.

Akeredolu, who spoke through his Information and Orientation Commissioner, Donald Ojogo said: “The move is in line with the resolution of the Southern Governors’ Forum at its last meeting in Lagos where September 1st was set 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. 

“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. 

“While Government hopes that all residents would take ample advantage of this Law to enhance our socio-economic well being in Ondo State, compliance of same shall be given the utmost attention. Government shall pursue with vigour, through lawful means, to ensure strict compliance.   

“In this regard, details of the new Law shall be made available to the public for proper information, more depth of understanding on contents as well as other relevant areas.”


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