Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has signed the bill prohibiting open grazing across the state into law.
Okowa assented to the bill today at the Government House in Asaba, the state capital.
He called on the Federal Government to assist interested farmers to establish ranches across the country.
The Governor maintained that the law is not enacted to witch-hunt anyone but to encourage people to live with one another and respect others’ view, noting that with the passage, the State House of Assembly had done the state proud.
This comes a week after members of the State House of Assembly passed the Prohibiting Open Grazing, Indiscriminate Breeding, Rearing, and Marketing of Livestock in the State.