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On Thursday, the Enugu State House of Assembly passed a measure prohibiting open grazing.

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Following a clause-by-clause examination, the bill passed its third reading.

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The bill was passed in response to the Southern Governors’ September 1 ultimatum to end open cattle rearing.

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The State Assembly held a public hearing on the bill earlier this week, during which the Miyetti Allah, the umbrella organisation of Fulani herdsmen, requested a one-month delay to allow them to provide input on the measure.

However, the bill was approved into law in plenary on Thursday and will now be delivered to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his signature.