Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has signed the anti-Open grazing bill into law.
The governor assented to the bill on Monday, joining some of his southern counterparts who had earlier done so.
The governor signed the legislation into law 11 days after it was unanimously passed by the State House of Assembly and transmitted to the Executive arm for authorisation.
The signing of the anti-open grazing law by the Governor followed the decision of Southern Governors’ Forum last August, setting the September deadline to pass the law across member States.
There have been crises witnessed in some States, resulting from alleged open grazing.
Sanwo-Olu, who assented to the bill during the State’s Executive Council meeting in Alausa, directed the security agencies to swing immediately into action and enforce provisions of the law.
He said: “By the powers vested in me as the Governor of Lagos State, I am signing the bill on Open Cattle Grazing and Trespass of Cattle on Land into law to prohibit issues associated with open grazing of livestock.”
The governors of Rivers, Ondo, Enugu, and Akwa Ibom had earlier signed the bill into law.