Friday, October 25, 2019

Oyo Assembly passes anti-open grazing law

The Oyo State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law, saying it will foster peace and promote agricultural business in the state.

The bill, which was passed at its plenary, is to avoid continuous damage to farmlands and end loss of lives and unquantifiable investment to constant clashes between herders and crop farmers.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin, appealed to residents of the state to ignore falsehood and misconception about the prohibition of open rearing and grazing of livestock bill capable of triggering hostility between the herders and local farmers’ communities.

According to him, a public hearing was held in which critical reviews and opinions of all concerned stakeholders, individuals, groups and experts were accommodated and considered before the bill was passed into law.