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Gov Sanwo-Olu signs anti-open grazing bill into law

Lagos State has officially joined the growing list of states that have prohibited open cattle grazing in their territory.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu signed the bill into law on Monday.

The governor’s media aide on print media, Wale Ajetunmobi, made this known.

“Breaking! Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, this afternoon, signs the bill prohibiting open cattle grazing in Lagos into law,” he posted on Facebook.

Recall that the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday, September 9, 2021, passed the bill entitled, “A bill for a law to Prohibit Open Cattle Grazing In Lagos State, the Trespass of Cattle Land And For Other Connected Purposes”.

Speaker Mudashiru Obasa subsequently directed the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent.

The bill was passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where the bills were read the third time.

Ondo State, Benue and Rivers State are some of the other states that signed the ‘controversial’ law against open grazing.

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