Two months and three weeks after Ogun Assembly passed the Bill on Animal Grazing Regulation and Cattle Ranch Establishment Law, 2021, Governor Dapo Abiodun has signed it into law.
The law is titled HB No. 045/OG/2021- A Law to Regulate Animal Grazing, Establishment of Cattles Ranches in Designated Grazing Areas of Ogun State and for other Matters incidental thereto and connected therewith.”
Part of a section of the law prescribed a jail term of not less than three years without the option of fine, including the forfeiture of the herds of cattle or livestock under his/her control to the State Government for anyone who rear, herd or graze any livestock in any part of the State except within the permitted ranches or anyone who rears cattle or livestock outside the permitted ranches after the commencement of the law.
Abiodun gave assent to it on Thursday evening at Oke-Mosan Governor’s Office, Abeokuta and proceeded to set up an implementation chaired by Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Samson Odedina.