Lagos: After VAT, Sanwo-Olu signs Anti-Open Grazing Bill into Law

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By Ogochukwu Isioma

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday signed the bill prohibiting open grazing in Lagos into law.

The assent comes exactly eleven days after the bill was passed by the Lagos State House of Assembly.

It also comes barely a week after the governor assented to the State’s Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill, empowering the state to collect VAT. Egg

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With this new law, it is now criminal in Lagos for cattle rearers to occupy unapproved public areas and private land with their livestock for grazing.

The law also prohibits the act of moving cattle round public places by herders.

According to Sanwo-Olu, he has directed the security agencies to start immediate enforcement of the provisions of the law.

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While open grazing has been prohibited in some states in the South, other states in the region are making effort to ensure the bill becomes a law.

Some governors in the Southern region, including Ogun, Ondo, Akwa Ibom, and Rivers signed the same law prohibiting open grazing.

(Source: MetroWatch)

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