In a bid to regulate the activities of herdsmen and the rearing of livestock in the state, the Ondo State House of Assembly has passed into law the anti-open grazing bill.
The House also passed into law the bill on the autonomy of the judiciary and the bill on violence against persons prohibition. The bills were passed after the chairmen of three committees submitted their reports on the bill.
The plenary session of the Assembly, held on Thursday, was presided over by the Speaker, Mr Bamidele Oloyeloogun.
Speaking on the bills at the session, the committee chairmen remarked that the bills were in the best interest of all citizens of Ondo State.
On the anti-open grazing bill, Mr Taofik Mohammed of the House Committee on Agriculture explained that the bill was to regulate rearing and grazing of livestock to prevent the destruction of farm crops and put an end to clashes between farmers and herders as well as support the growth of livestock farming in the state.
He also said the bill would promote modern techniques of animal husbandry.
The Chairman House Committee on Selection, and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Samuel Aderoboye stated that the Judicial Autonomy Bill would regulate the activities as regards the judiciary fund management in line with the objective of the law.
After due consideration of the reports and deliberation at the plenary, the bills were unanimously passed into law by the House.