The State Government has stated that the recently signed Anti-Open Grazing Law in the state is not targeted at any individual or ethnic group.
Rather, it is aimed at stemming needless instances of skirmishes, conflicts, as well as infractions on the enviably peaceful disposition of the good people of the State.
According to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, “It is very pertinent to aver and reiterate that the Law shall rather, engender a more cordial, mutually benefiting relationship amongst residents of the State irrespective of ethnicity, religion or creed. For emphasis, no particular group of persons is the target “.
He explained that , “The move is in line with the resolution of the Southern Governors’ Forum at its last meeting in Lagos where September 1st was set as the deadline for Governors in Southern Nigeria to sign the Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law “.
Showering encomium on the process for making the law a reality, the governor said, “This is worthwhile and while it is the hope of government that all residents would take an ample advantage of this Law to enhance our socio-economic well being in Ondo State, compliance of same shall be given the utmost attention. Government shall pursue with vigour, through lawful means, to ensure strict compliance “.