The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has banned the movement of cattle on foot in every part of the State, Page 36 learnt.
The Governor, who met with Members of the Anambra State Cattle Menace Committee at the Government House, in Awka, the State capital, at the weekend, said that the ban is in compliance with the 2021 Anti-Open Grazing Law of the State, adding that, its enforcement would begin from September.
His words: “Now that we have a Law banning open grazing, the Law Enforcement Agents have been directed to implement it.
“Though the Law has been in existence since almost one year ago, cattle rearers keep parading certain areas in the State, in contravention to the Law.”
Recall, that the former Governor of the State, Willie Obiano, had assented to the Cattle and Other Livestock Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Bill of Anambra State, in 2021, but failed to enforce the ban.
Prof. Soludo while speaking at the meeting, said that his administration would ensure the implementation of the Law by September.
He applauded members of the Anambra State Cattle Menace Committee for their devotion to duty, saying that the people of the State have largely lived in harmony with the herdsmen, but the herdsmen must conduct their businesses within the ambit of extant Laws.
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