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Sanwo-Olu signs anti-open grazing bill into law

By Gbenga Salau
20 September 2021   |   4:00 pm
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, signed the bill to prohibit open cattle grazing and trespass of cattle on land in the state into laws. With the law, Lagos has joined the league of states in southern Nigeria that have anti-open grazing laws in place. The law is coming more than two weeks after…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, signed the bill to prohibit open cattle grazing and trespass of cattle on land in the state into laws.

With the law, Lagos has joined the league of states in southern Nigeria that have anti-open grazing laws in place.

The law is coming more than two weeks after the September 1 deadline set by the Southern Governor’s Forum for states.

The governor also signed the Lagos State Domestic And Sexual Violence Agency Bill, into Law.

Meanwhile, the state government has said it is committed to tackling the menace of drug abuse frontally to reduce the ravage among youths in the state.

Sanwo-Olu stated this on Monday at the Lagos House, Ikeja during a courtesy visit by the delegates of Anglican Communion Church of Nigeria led by the Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate, Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba.

Sanwo-Olu said his government was building a massive rehabilitation Hospital in Ketu-Ejirin to tackle drug abuse, adding that his administration would ensure strategic partner with the Church to ensure people live a better life and provide better space.

He said governance starts from the Leadership of spiritual homes, noting that government and Church can jointly build a community that would outlive all while restating the commitment to improve the movement of people on road, water as well as building rail infrastructure to make Lagos a Resilience and livable city.

Speaking earlier, Ndukuba thanked the governor for partnering with the Church in the welfare of the people and commending his outstanding performance in tackling Covid-19, appreciating him for his service to humanity in taking up the mantle of leadership while distinguishing himself from his peers.

Also present at the courtesy visit were, the Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Tayo Ayinde, Secretary to the State Government, Folashade Jaji, Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso among other dignitaries.