Ekiti Assembly amends Anti-Grazing Law

May 17th, 2018

From Adewumi Ademiju Ado Ekiti

The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday amended the law on prohibition of cattle and other ruminant grazing in the state.

The amendment was supported by 11 lawmakers who held the sitting at the plenary.

It stipulates that all herdsmen are to register with the state government for proper data capturing.

In addition, any person who deliberately attack or kill the livestock of herdsmen will bag a one year jail term, while any landlord who harbours unregistered herdsmen will be jailed three years.

The Speaker of the House, Hon. Kola Oluwawole, said: “The amendment was to further ensure equity in the law and make it more relevant to modern day reality.”

Similarly, the House passed into law the bill for the appointment of persons to the office of the solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice.

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