3 Yrs Jail Term Awaits Open Grazing Offenders, As Ogun Assembly Passes Bill - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, July 8, 2021

3 Yrs Jail Term Awaits Open Grazing Offenders, As Ogun Assembly Passes Bill

Three years jail term awaits  violators of open grazing in Ogun State without the option of fine ,following the State House of Assembly passage of a bill seeking to regulate animals grazing and establishment of cattle ranches in the state

The passage of the bill on Thursday during plenary by the lawmakers ,is part of measures to address incessant clashes between herders and famers in the state, which often lead to loss of lives and property 

The bill titled "Animal Grazing Regulation and Cattle Ranch Establishment Law, 2020", also prescribes forfeiture of the herds of cattle or livestock  under the control of such offenders to the State Government

Herders are only allowed to rear, herd or graze any livestock within the permitted ranches in the state as provided in the law on its commencement after Governor Dapo Abiodun finally gives his assent 

Edu-Biznews recalled that the Governor and 16 others in the Southern States of Nigeria at their second meeting in Lagos, agreed to the September 1, 2021 deadline for the promulgation of anti-open grazing bill in their respective states  

The passage of the bill titled “HB No. 045/OG/2021- A Law to Regulate Animal Grazing, Establishment of Cattles Ranches in Designated Grazing Areas of Ogun State and for other Matters incidental thereto and connected therewith,” followed the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Agriculture by the Sponsor, Ganiyu Oyedeji at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo.

Oyedeji thereafter moved the motion for the adoption of the report, seconded by Hon. Olusola Adams and supported by other lawmakers through a voice vote.

The bill was later read and adopted clause-by-clause after which the motion for its third reading was moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by Wahab Haruna, after which the Clerk of the House and Head of Legislative Services, Deji Adeyemo took the third reading of the bill before the lawmakers. 

Responding, Speaker Oluomo directed that the clean copy of the bill be transmitted to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for his assent.

In another development, Speaker Oluomo has congratulated Barr. ( Mrs.) Funmilayo Adeyemi, on her recent elevation to the position of a substantive Deputy Clerk by the Assembly Service Commission.

Adeyemi, a lawyer, was until her elevation, the Director of Legal Services/ Director of Table at the House Assembly.
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