Governor Soludo To Begin Implementation Of Anti-Open Grazing Law

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Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo says his administration will begin concerted implementation of the state Anti-Open Grazing Law next month.

Governor Soludo stated this during a meeting with members of Anambra State Cattle Menace Committee, held at the Government House, Awka.

According to the Governor, though the law has been in existence since almost one year ago, cattle rearers keep parading certain areas in the state in contravention to the law.

While applauding members of the Committee for their devotion to duty, the Governor said that Anambra operates in social harmony with everyone, including cattle rearers but they must as other businesses operate within the ambit of existing laws.

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He said that because his administration launched initiatives to encourage tree planting, there is not enough land to accommodate open grazing.

The Governor pointed out that the initiative was geared towards salvaging the Anambra environment from erosion which is fast depleting the scarce land, informing to start considering gradual implemention of ranching as a modern way of cattle rearing because of its numerous advantages and money-making potentials.

By Ejike Abana (ABS Government House Correspondent)

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