Ondo State Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has signed into Law the Anti-Open Grazing Bill passed by the State House of Assembly.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo indicates that the Governor signed the bill into Law in his office in Akure.
According to the statement, the move is in line with the resolution of the Southern Governors’ Forum at its last meeting in Lagos where September 1st was set as the deadline for Governors in Southern Nigeria to sign the Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law.
The statement described the signing as worthwhile and laudable development aimed at stemming needless instances of skirmishes, conflicts as well as infractions on the enviably peaceful disposition of the good people of Ondo State.
It reiterates that the Law shall rather, engender a more cordial, mutually benefiting relationship amongst residents of the State irrespective of ethnicity, religion or creed as no particular group of persons is being targeted.
The statement adds that Government shall pursue with vigour, through lawful means, to ensure strict compliance.