Laws To Ban Open Grazing,Others Underway- Ogun Assembly's Speaker - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Laws To Ban Open Grazing,Others Underway- Ogun Assembly's Speaker

Ogun State House of Assembly says it is proposing a bill on animal husbandry and related activities, to ban open grazing in the state, as part of measures aimed at stemming the incessant herders/farmers' clashes 

Speaker of the house, Right Honourable, Olakunle Oluomo, revealed this during a parley with executive members of the State Coalition of Civil Societies led by its Chairman, Comrade Yinka Folarin at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Oluomo 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.

The Speaker also disclosed that the State Assembly had  finalized plans to engage relevant stakeholders through public hearings, to put in place laws for the creation of an agency for the collection and maintenance of database for all residents in the State.

Oluomo explained  that  the proposed agency would have a verifiable details and bio-data of residents, with the major objective of improving the operations of security agencies in  the State. 

He outlined the efforts of the 9th 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, hence it 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. 

He added that the legislative arm was already liaising with the executive arm to secure their commitment for the speedy assent of the bills within a reasonable time.

Earlier in his presentation, Comrade Folarin applauded the leadership of the Assembly for the passage of people-oriented legislations, acknowledging that the Assembly had been working relentlessly towards putting in place more legislations to address issues of insecurity including kidnappings and cult clashes amongst others.

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