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Leader of the South East zone pleaded with Anambra State Governor not to end the movement of cattle by foot in the State

Myetti Allah The Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MCBAN) leader  of the South East zone has pleaded to the Governor not to ban the movement of cattle on foot in the state, stating that it would negatively affect their business.
Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo had during a meeting with members of Anambra State Cattle Menace Committee at the Government House, Awka at the weekend, restated the ban on movement of cattle on foot in every part of Anambra State.
Notwithstanding the law banning movement of cattle on foot on roads in the state, the herdsmen have continued to flout the law, as cows are still seen roaming the streets in both the urban and rural areas, as well as on people’s farms.The past governor of the state, Willie Obiano had during his tenure assented to the Cattle and other Livestock Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Bill of Anambra State in 2021, although the law has not been enforced.

The ban was in compliance with the 2021 anti-open grazing law of the state, insisting that enforcement of the law would take effect from this month.

“Now that we have a law banning open grazing, the law enforcement agents have been directed to implement it.

Rising from a meeting in Awka yesterday, the leader of the association in the South East geopolitical zone, Mallam Gidado Siddiki pleaded with the governor to suspend the implementation of the law in the meantime to enable them educate their members more on the provisions of the law.