Governor Obiano signs anti-open grazing bill Into law

October 22, 2021
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The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has signed the bill prohibiting open grazing, indiscriminate breeding, rearing, and other livestock activities into law.

The governor also assented to the establishment of livestock ranches in the state, ABS reports.

The bill was signed into law at a signing ceremony at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, on Friday.

In his remarks, Governor Obiano appreciated the State House of Assembly for a swift passage of the bill, as he noted that the establishment of the law would hopefully enable entrenchment of peace.

He said though the state has been managing crises for a long time which was only short-term measures, law enforcement agents have been directed to implement the law.

Present at the ceremony 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.

Others present include, 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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