BAYELSA STATE GOVERNMENT ENACTS LAW PROHIBITING OPEN GRAZING OF LIVESTOCK IN THE STATE.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 12, 2021
Bayelsa State Government has enacted a law prohibiting open grazing of livestock in the State.
Governor Douye Diri assented to the livestock Breeding, Rearing and Marketing Regulation Law 2021 at the Executive Chamber of Government House, Yenagoa.
He said the essence of the Law was to ensure harmonious living between cattle dealers and other inhabitants of the State and to forestall Violent clashes being experienced in other parts of the Country.
Diri said that by assenting to the law, any person found engaging in open grazing of livestock on foot, commits an offence and would be arrested and prosecuted with the livestock impounded.