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Abiodun returns to Ogun amid criticisms, signs anti-open grazing bill



Amidst heavy criticisms, Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has returned to his Oke-Mosan workplace, Abeokuta on Thursday.

Abiodun, who returned virtually similar time because the Speaker of the Ogun State Home of Meeting, Olakunle Oluomo, signed that anti-open grazing invoice into regulation.

DAILY POST recollects that the State Home of Meeting has handed the Animal Grazing Regulation and Cattle Ranch Institution Regulation on July 8.

Since then, Gov Abiodun didn’t assent to the invoice, regardless of a decision by southern governors that it needs to be handed on or earlier than August 31.

As Abiodun returned to his desk right now, he assented to the invoice throughout a Safety Council assembly, calling on safety companies to swing into motion instantly and implement provisions of the regulation.

He stated this can be a material that had been mentioned alongside the size and breadth of the nation and which “we southern governors have mentioned and endorsed.”

“Cattle rearers have six-month interval of grace earlier than it turns into unlawful in Ogun state for them to occupy unapproved public areas and personal land with their livestock for grazing.


“The regulation additionally prohibits the act of shifting cattle round public locations by herders.

“A committee headed by the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina has been set as much as midwife the implementation and enforcement of the brand new regulation.

“By implication, in six months, it’s going to turn out to be illegal to overtly graze cattle or different livestock within the state,” Abiodun was quoted as saying.

DAILY POST experiences Nigerians known as out Abiodun, his Deputy, Noimot Salako-Oyedele and Speaker Oluomo for jetting in a foreign country similar time.

On Thursday, the New Nigeria Folks’s Get together submitted a petition on the Meeting advanced, asking the lawmakers to start impeachment course of in opposition to Abiodun and his Deputy.

Gov Abiodun is but to remark about his international journey and the furore it generated.

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