Governor Akeredolu of Ondo state has passed into law the Anti-grazing bill in line with the resolution of the Southern Governors’ Forum at its last meeting in Lagos. The governors at their last meeting had given the 1st of September as the deadline for Governors in Southern Nigeria to sign the Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law.
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, said “the move is in line with the resolution of the Southern Governors’ Forum at its last meeting in Lagos where September 1 was set as the deadline for governors in Southern Nigeria to sign the Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law.
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“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. Akeredolu, who is also the Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, said: “For emphasis, no particular group of persons is the target. While it is the hope of the government that all residents would take ample advantage of this law to enhance our socio-economic well-being in Ondo, compliance of the 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,” the statement read.
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