Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Tuesday at the Government House, Enugu signed anti-open grazing bill into law.
The development fulfilled the agreement and decision of the Southern governors recently.
The bill signed into law by the governor prohibits open grazing, regulating cattle ranching.
The Leader of the House, Rt. Hon. Ikechukwu Ezeugwu, had explained after the passage of the bill recently, that it would be cited as the “Prohibition of Open Grazing and Cattle Ranching Law of Enugu State,” after the governor’s assent.
At the last meeting of the governors in Lagos State, they had set September deadline for the ban on open-grazing.
Ondo State House of Assembly has since passed the bill and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who has been on the forefront of open grazing ban, signed the bill into law.
Rivers State House of Assembly also passed the bill mid-August, expressing certainty that it would put an end to the prolonged crisis emanating from open rearing of cattle.