Anambra State: Governor Obiano signs Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law

Tochukwu Ifejika Awka


The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has signed the Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law which prohibits open and nomadic cattle, other livestock grazing and rearing in the state.

He assented to the Cattle and Other Livestock Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Bill of Anambra State on Friday at the Governor’s Lodge in Awka.

Governor Obiano who appreciated the state house of Assembly for expeditious passage said that the establishment of the law would hopefully enable entrenchment of peace, adding that the law enforcement agents have been directed to implement it.

Present at the event were the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Uju Nworgu, Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, Commissioner for Police, Mr. Echeng Echeng, Commissioner for Agriculture, Chief Nnamdi Onkwuba, Chairman of South East Council of Traditional Rulers, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, Traditional Ruler of Okpuno, Igwe Sunday Okafor, Traditional Ruler of Mbaukwu, Igwe Peter Anugwu, Member representing Awka North at the State House of Assembly, House Committee Chairman on Agriculture, Chief John Nwokoye, Members of the Hausa Community in the state, among others.


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