Nigerian governor bans movement of cattle on foot in his state

Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has placed a ban on movement of cattle on foot in every part of the State.

The governor, made this revelation while meeting with members of Anambra State Cattle Menace Committee at the Government House, Awka, at the weekend, said the ban was in compliance with the 2021 anti-open grazing law of the State, adding that enforcement would begin from September.

“Now that we have a law banning open grazing, the law enforcement agents have been directed to implement it.

“Though the law has been in existence since almost one year ago, cattle rearers keep parading certain areas in the State in contravention to the law,” Soludo said.

MOUTHPIECE NGR recalls that the former governor of the State, Willie Obiano had assented to the Cattle and Other Livestock Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Bill of Anambra State in 2021, but failed in the enforcement of the ban.

The governor, while addressing those at the meeting, said that his government would effect the implementation of the law by September.

He commended members of the Anambra State Cattle Menace Committee for their devotion to duty, saying that Anambra people have largely lived in harmony with herdsmen, but the herdsmen must conduct their businesses within the ambit of extant laws.

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