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Sanwo-Olu signs anti-open grazing bill into law

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor has signed the bill prohibiting open cattle grazing in the state into law. The Governor signed the bill into law on Monday.

This was according to a post on the Governor’s media aide on print media, Wale Ajetunmobi, who posted the information on his Facebook page.

“Breaking! Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, this afternoon, signed the bill prohibiting open cattle grazing in Lagos into law,”Ajetunmobi said.

Recall that the Lagos State House of Assembly recently passed the bill entitled, “A bill for a law to Prohibit Open Cattle Grazing In Lagos State, the Trespass of Cattle Land And For Other Connected Purposes”.

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Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa had subsequently directed the Acting Clerk of the House, Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent.

The Southern Governors Forum had in July given a deadline of September 1 for states in the region to pass the anti-open grazing bill into law. Since then most Governors across the region have signed the bill into law.

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