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Miyeth Allah pleads for the suspension of law banning cattle movement in Anambra

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THE leadership of Miyeth Allah in the South East has pleaded with Governor Soludo to reconsider his directives and suspend the implementation of the 2021 anti-open grazing law of the state to enable then educate their members.

The group leader while reacting on the governor’s directive said their business would be adversely affected if the law is enforced.

Rising from the emergency meeting in Awka on Sunday, the leaders in the South East Geopolitical Zone Gidado Siddike called for extension of time to enable the herders explore other ways to tackle their challenges.

According to him, we appeal to the governor to suspend the implementation of the law in the meantime to enable the herders to educate our members more on the provision of the law.

The appeal came after Governor Soludo had a meeting with members of the Anambra State Cattle menace committee at the government house Awka at the weekend, where he reiterated the ban on the movement of cattle on foot in every part of the state.

The ban complied with the 2021 Anti Open Grazing Law of the state. He warned that the enforcement of the law would take effect from this September.

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

It will be recalled that despite the law banning the movement of cattle on foot on roads in Anambra State, the herders have persistently flouted the law as cows are still roaming along the streets and on highways.

Former Governor Obiano had during his tenure, assented to the Cattle and Other Live Stocks Open Grazing and Ranchers Establishment Prohibition Bill of Anambra State.

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