The Oyo State House of Assembly has urged the state government to put measures in place for the implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing Prohibition Law to stem the herders/farmers clashes.

The lawmakers, at the plenary on Thursday, expressed concern over the possible rise in the herders/farmers clashes in the agrarian communities across the state as the dry season approaches.

The motion was jointly moved by the lawmaker representing Oluyole State Constituency, Francis Adetunji and his counterpart from Atisbo/Saki East State Constituency, Saminu Gbadamosi.

It was basically on the need for the state government to put measures in place to forestall herdsmen/farmers clashes in the state as the dry season approaches.

The motion states in part, “As the dry season approaches, herders and their cattle from the North will be moving down to the West to get greener pastures for their animals.

“The concern is that some of the herders will not restrict grazing of their cattle to uncultivated farmlands alone.

“Experience in the past would remind us of the bitter tales our farmers have had to tell.

“Many of our farmers have left their farms for either the fear of being killed by notorious herders or because of great losses they have recorded overtimes due to the wanton destruction of their farms by these set of herders.”

The lawmakers further said that it had passed the Anti-Open Grazing Bill and that it had already been signed into Law by Gov. Seyi Makinde.

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The assemblymen said implementation of the law would checkmate the destruction of farmlands by the herders and also compel them to adopt the modern ways of rearing their animals.

In their separate remarks, the House Minority Leader, Asimiyu Alarape and another lawmaker, Simeon Oyeleke, urged the executive arm of government to take proactive measures toward addressing activities of the herders that carry guns around.

The Speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin, said activities of some of the herders carrying guns would continue to take their toll on food production in the area if not checked.

The House later adjourned sitting until Oct. 19. (NAN)

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