Governor of Delta state, Ifeanyi Okowa has signed into law a bill that prohibits open grazing, marketing and rearing of livestock in the state.
This development followed a motion moved in the Delta state house of Assembly by the Majority Leader of the House, Ferguson Onwo.
Last Tuesday, the state house of assembly passed the anti-open grazing bill which prohibits open grazing, indiscriminate breeding, rearing, and marketing of livestock in the state.
The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori, expressed joy over the development, saying Deltans and other residents of the state would be happy with the passage of the bill.
“With the passage of this bill, well-meaning persons who seek to carry on the business of breeding, rearing, and marketing of livestock shall do so within the boundaries of the law. Also, farmers can now go about their businesses without fear of anyone grazing on their crops. This for sure will boost food production in the state.”
“Dear colleagues, this Bill is a right step in the right direction as our women can now go to their farmlands without fear of molestation. Once again, I thank you all for your untiring support as always and your resolute commitment in the passage of people-oriented bills such as this.”, he said.