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On Thursday, the Enugu State House of Assembly approved the open grazing prohibition bill into law.
Following a clause-by-clause review, the bill advanced to its third reading.
The passage corresponded to the Southern Governors’ September 1 ultimatum, which called for a stop to open cattle rearing.
Earlier this week, the State Assembly held a public hearing on the law, during which the umbrella organisation of Fulani herdsmen, the Miyetti Allah, requested a one-month delay to allow them to provide feedback on the measure.
However, at plenary on Thursday the bill was passed into law and would now be sent to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his assent.