Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, signed into law the Prohibition of Open Cattle Grazing Bill, 2021.
Sanwo-Olu, signed the law prohibiting open cattle grazing in Lagos, the trespass of cattle on land and for other connected purposes at the state House, Alausa, Lagos.
Earlier, on September 9, 2021, members of the Lagos State House of Assembly passed the bill for Governor Sanwo-Olu’s assent to law.
The bill was passed by the assembly after it went through its Public Hearing stage which received a resounding contributions and support from stakeholders.
The recommendations of the reports of the Committees on Agriculture and Finance respectively were unanimously adopted as the resolutions of the House, leading to its third reading.
Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, during the plenary session, described the ‘Prohibition of Open Cattle Grazing Bill’ as timely and one that would ensure harmonious relationships between herders and farmers and protect the environment of the state and the southwest zone.
Obasa, also suggested that the bill should make provision for the registration of herders and prepare them for ranching.
“Allocating parcel of land is not enough but there should be training of those who would go into ranching because ranching is expensive and required adequate preparation,” he said.