The DEVELOPMENT AGENDA for western Nigeria, DAWN, yesterday called on southwestern governors to implement the open pasture law in their states, saying its implementation will improve security in the region.
The Director General of DAWN, Mr. Seye Oyeleye, said this addressing reporters in Ibadan.
Oyeleye said: “Our governors should use the police and Amotekun to carry out a ban on open grazing. You can’t make a law and go to bed expecting it to be obeyed. Former Governor Ayo Fayose enforced the law while he was there.
Our governors are serious, but in order to be seen as serious, they must enforce the law against open grazing.
“Open grazing has been banned by the states in the southwest and we in the DAWN commission believe that this is the first step towards ensuring the safety of our forests.
“Everyone has to abide by it, we don’t want open grazing. If the way of life of some people is to graze cows, that way of life harms our way of life, and that is agriculture, and it must stop. “
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