Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has signed the Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law to prevent killings, environmental degradation caused by open rearing and grazing of livestock.
The bill was passed by the state House of Assembly on August 12, and transmitted to the Governor for assent.
Confirming the signing of the bill, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan, said the governor signed the bill into law immediately the bill was transmitted from the House of Assembly to the office of the Governor.
He said “we have notified the security agencies that will enforce the law in every part of the state, so, it is a crime to practice open grazing in Osun state.”
He noted that the conveyance of livestock on foot from one destination to another in the State is prohibited, except such movement is by Rail Wagon or Truck or pick-up wagon and is within 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The bill prohibits minor from grazing, rearing or herding of livestock except under the supervision of an adult.
The bill reads: “Any person or group who contravenes the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to terms of imprisonment of not less than 3 years without the option of fine as well as forfeiture of the herds of Cattle or livestock under his or her control to the State Government.
“A minor who contravenes the provision of Section 3 (4) committed an offence, and the guardian or parent of the minor or owner of the livestock as the case may be, shall be vicariously liable on conviction to a fine of N300,000.00 only.”
The information contained in this post is for general information purposes only. Opinion articles, comments are solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of BlazeNewz while we endeavour to keep the information accurate with objectivity as we adhere to global practice of journalism. Read our full Disclaimer.
Politics2 years ago
Breaking: Appeal Court Sacks Ekiti APC Senator, Adeyeye Declares PDP, Olujimi Winner
News2 years ago
I’m Not Afraid Of Death– Obasanjo
Politics3 years ago
Rivers Guber ”In The End, It Will Be A Sweet Victory” Wike Tells Party Members
Sponsored Posts3 years ago
Come And Learn Yoruba Traditional Druming and Dancing
Foreign2 years ago
Breaking : Another Virus, Hantavirus Surfaces In China
News8 months ago
Breaking : AIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim Tip To Emerge Acting IG
News8 months ago
Prices Of Rice , Other Major food Items Crash
Economy11 months ago
Cement Price Drops – Check Out The Current Price