Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday 20th of September 2021, signed the anti-open grazing bill into law.
Recall the bill prohibiting open cattle grazing in the state was passed by the Lagos State House of Assembly during the plenary on September 9.
The bill was entitled, “A bill for a law to Prohibit Open Cattle Grazing In Lagos State, the Trespass of Cattle Land And For Other Connected Purposes”.
Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, had subsequently directed the Acting Clerk, Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit copies of the bill to Governor Sanwo-Olu for assent.
Meanwhile, Lagos becomes the fourth state in Southern Nigeria to sign the anti-open grazing bill into law, after Rivers, Ondo, Enugu, and Akwa Ibom.
Recall that 17 governors under the Southern Governors Forum, at a meeting held in Lagos on July 5, had resolved that all states in the region should enact anti-open grazing legislations latest by September 1.