Of Obinna Odogwu, Awka
Anambra The state government has decided to start implementing its anti-open grazing law from September 2022.
He said this step has become necessary to prevent the future occurrence of clashes between farmers and herders in the state.
This was revealed by the state Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo during a meeting with members of Anambra State Livestock Threat Committee held at the government house, at Akka.
Soludo said he was sad that shepherds are still marching through the streets of Anambra, violating the state’s anti-open grazing law signed last year with reckless abandon.
He said the threat should stop and sanity should be restored for the benefit of all, including the shepherds.
The governor advised ranchers and any other person or group of people interested in ranching to ensure that they obey state laws in the conduct of their business.
He said part of this decision was to ensure that the issue of clashes between farmers and herders was resolved.
Soludo, who commended the committee members for their dedication to duty, said that the Ndi Anambra are peace-loving and friendly people who like to operate in social harmony with everyone, including cattle herders, and therefore has urged everyone to help maintain the existing peace in the state. .
Soludo reminded everyone that his administration has launched initiatives to encourage tree planting due to the ecological issues affecting the state and as such the state does not have enough land to accommodate grazing. open.
He explained that the erosion was treating the state badly, adding that efforts would be put in place to thwart the threat.