JUST IN: Gov. Ugwuanyi signs anti-open grazing bill into law

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has signed the anti-open grazing bill into law.

The bill which was passed by the Members of Enugu State House of Assembly on September 2nd is for a law to prohibit open grazing, regulate cattle ranching, and for connected purposes.

Recall that the Leader of the House, Rt. Hon. Ikechukwu Ezeugwu, had explained after the passage of the bill, that it would be cited as the “Prohibition of Open Grazing and Cattle Ranching Law of Enugu State” after the governor’s assent.

Gov. Ugwuanyi’s assent to the bill is expected to improve security and peace in the state.

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By the signing of the bill into law, Governor Ugwuanyi joins the league of Southern Governors that has passed the law in his state and this is coming less than 48 hours to the next meeting of Southern Governor which is billed to hold in Enugu State.

The Governors in their last meeting in Lagos, set September 1st as the deadline for the 17 states. In the southern part of Nigeria to pass the anti-open grazing law.

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