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Ogun State Assembly moves to pass bill regulating activities of herdsmen

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The Ogun State Assembly is making frantic moves to regulate the activities of herdsmen in the state, reports indicate.

In a bid to achieve that, the State Assembly has proposed a bill entitled, “Oyo State Open Rearing and Grazing Regulation Bill, 2019″, which seeks to ban open grazing in the state.

Jointly sponsored by Mr. Adebo Ogundoyin (PDP/Ibarapa East State Constituency); and Mr. Abiodun Fadeyi, Deputy Speaker (PDP/Ona-Ara State Constituency) and two other co-sponsors, the bill reportedly sailed through the second reading on Wednesday.

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According to joint sponsor, Fadeyi; “The bill is meant to regulate open grazing in Oyo State, restrict herdsmen movement and otherwise.

“We may know that some states in the federation have passed a similar bill into law.

“These include Ekiti, Benue and Taraba, which are faced with similar situations.

“The bill is to ensure that we regulate rearing of animals within our state. There is nothing bad if herdsmen and their animals are confined to a particular place,” he added.

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