Any person caught while involved in open grazing of animals in Ogun state would henceforth face a maximum of three years in jail.

This is contained in a bill passed by the state House of Assembly today, which banned open grazing,

It would be recalled that Southern governors had during their last meeting in Lagos fixed September as deadline for open grazing practice in the geopolitical zone.

The Ogun assembly therefore passed the Animal Grazing Regulation and Cattle Ranch Establishment Bill 2020 into law today with the lawmakers saying this would address incessant clashes between herders and famers.

Part of a section of the bill prescribed a jail term of not less than three years without the option of fine “including the forfeiture of the herds of cattle or livestock under his/her control to the State Government for anyone who rears, herd or grazes any livestock in any part of the State except within the permitted ranches or anyone who rears cattle or livestock outside the permitted ranches after the commencement of the law.”

 

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