Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has assented to the Anti-Open Grazing Bill.

Tagged ‘Delta State Livestock, Breeding, Rearing and Marketing Regulation Bill 2021,’ the bill was signed into law by the governor 10 days after it scaled the third reading and was passed by the State House of Assembly during plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sherrif Oborevwori on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

The new law prohibits the carrying of firearms, either licenced or otherwise, by residence or individuals in the state; just as it seeks to address the arbitrary rearing and movements of livestock in the state.

Speaking after signing the bill into law, Okowa called on the Federal Government to assist interested farmers to establish ranches across the country.

He said that the State Livestock Breeding, Rearing and Marketing Regulations Law had taken a new life of its own in the country.

He maintained that the law is not enacted to witch-hunt anybody but to encourage people to live with one another and respect others’ view, noting that with the passage, the Delta State House of Assembly had done the state proud.

Okowa recalled that the Southern Governors met and took certain decisions which they believed was in the best interest of the nation.