Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu says the anti-open grazing law is here to stay.
Akeredolu said this in response to remarks made by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna who said the law cannot be implemented.
Akeredolu said El-Rufai was probably quoted out of context through the state commissioner for information and orientation, Donald Ojogo.
The condemnation or ban of open grazing and inter border movement of cattle in the North, including Kaduna, cannot be accompanied by disapproval of a law giving bite to the same in another part of the country.”
As such, any comment like that of the Kaduna Governor, if he indeed made that statement, merely encourages anarchy under the guise of “resentment of a Law by the affected stakeholders”.
“It’s a ploy beyond the ordinary. It must, however, be noted that the Anti-Grazing Law, especially in Ondo State, has come to stay. It shall be zealously guarded and conscionably deployed to protect all residents of Ondo State, notwithstanding their ethnic and religious biases. Those who have nothing evil to perpetrate have nothing to fear as regards the Law.”