The Ondo State House of Assembly has passed into law an anti-open grazing bill which will officially make it illegal to practice open grazing in the state.
The bill, when signed into law, is expected to help regulate security, rearing, and grazing of livestock as well as the establishment of ranches.
Violators of the anti-open grazing bill would be arrested and prosecuted by the Nigeria Police, Naija News gathered.
Speaking while presenting the report on the bill, Chairman House Committee on Agriculture, Honourable Taofeek Oladele, noted that the bill would prevent the destruction of farm crops in the state.
He added that the bill would also enhance the growth of livestock farming, prevent, control and manage the spread of diseases as well as encourage modern techniques of animal husbandry.
Similarly, the House also passed into law the bill on the autonomy of the judiciary and the bill on violence against persons prohibition.
The bills were passed after the chairmen of three committees submitted their reports on the bills.
After due consideration of the reports and deliberation by lawmakers at the plenary, the bills were unanimously passed into law by the House.
Meanwhile, the Osun State Government has ordered immediate deployment of security agents to forestall a rumoured attack on some schools in Ofatedo area of the state.
In a statement on Friday by the state commissioner of Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode said the deployment of security agents is to forestall any likely breakdown of law and order as well as to allay the fears and anxiety of the residents.
Quoting the state governor, Gboyega Oyetola, the commissioner appealed to the residents of Ofatedo community and its environs to go about its businesses devoid of fear, tension and anxiety.
Egbemode who warned rumour mongers to desist from all acts that can lead to any breach of the peace the state is enjoying affirmed that, there is no iota of truth in the rumour.
Source: Naija News