Sanwo-Olu signs anti-open grazing bill into law

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed into law the bill prohibiting open cattle grazing in the state.

The governor’s aide on print media Wale Ajetunmobi revealed he signed the bill on Monday.

“Breaking! Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, this afternoon, signs the bill prohibiting open cattle grazing in Lagos into law,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

The signing of the bill into law comes amid frustration from farmers in the south-west about open grazing which they say ends up in the destruction of crops.

Lagos State House of Assembly had on September 9, 2021, passed the bill. Speaker Mudashiru Obasa directed the acting clerk of the House Olalekan Onafeko to transmit a clean copy to Mr Sanwo-Olu for assent.

The bill was passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where the bill was read the third time.