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Laws Are Ongoing To Ban Open Grazing–Speaker

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Ijeoma Okeke

Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, has said that plans are ongoing to legislate on animal husbandry and related activities through the enactment law on anti-open grazing in the State.

Oluomo stated this during a meeting with executive members of the State Coalition of Civil Societies led by its Chairman, Yinka Folarin at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The speaker recalled that stakeholders, including some northern leaders, had openly condemned “the uncontrolled wandering of cattle”, which had resulted in series of attacks and criminal activities associated with herdsmen/farmers’ clashes across the State, especially in the Yewa axis.

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He noted that laws will be put in place and agency will be created for the collection and maintenance of database of residents and the collection of database would afford a verifiable details and bio-data to improve on security operations of residents across the State.

Also, outlining the efforts of the ninth assembly towards addressing insecurity in the state to include, speedy passage of the State Security Network Operations code-named Operation Amotekun, as well as the State Security Trust Funds and other advisory resolutions to the executive arm.

Oluomo assured that the assembly was irrevocably committed towards ensuring the attainment of peaceful co-existence and economic prosperity.

He said “ the assembly would continue to partner with civil societies and professional bodies amongst others to further harness their views and submissions to curb the menace of insecurity in the State.

“We are already liaising with the executive arm to secure their commitment for the speedy assent of the bills within a reasonable time.”

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