Gov Soludo Prohibits the Open Grazing of Cattle in Anambra

Osaretin Balogban

The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has prohibited the movement and open grazing of cattle in all parts of Anambra State.

Governor Soludo made the decision with the members of the Anambra State Cattle Menace Committee at the Government House in Awaka, He said the ban was to complement the 2021 anti-open grazing law of the State.

He also assured that the newly implemented law would be enforced and effective from September.

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Governor Soludo lauded the members of the Anambra State Cattle Menace Committee for their previous efforts, he also added that while the people of Anambra and Herdsmen have lived in harmony, the herdsmen must abide by the law of the state while conducting their business.

“Now that we have a law banning open grazing, the law enforcement agents have been directed to implement it.

“Though the law has been in existence since almost one year ago, cattle rearers keep parading certain areas in the State in contravention to the law,” Soludo said.

Willie Obiano, who was the former governor of the state, had consented to the Cattle and Other Livestock Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Bill in 2021 but he failed to implement the bill.

Source: Daily Post