Sanwo-Olu approves anti-open grazing, sexual violence bills into law


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has yesterday, approved the bill banning open cattle grazing and trespass of cattle on land

Sanwo-Olu consented to the bill during the state’s Executive Council meeting in Alausa, Lagos.

He also endorsed domestic and sexual violence into laws as well as directed security agencies to swing instantly into action and enforce provisions of the law.

The Guardian reports that anti-open grazing law is coming more than two weeks after the September 1, 2021 deadline set by the southern governors’ forum for states to enact the law.

Furthermore, the state government has mentioned that it is devoted towards tackling the threat of drug abuse frontally to curtail its ravaging effect among youths in the state.

Sanwo-Olu noted this, yesterday, at the Lagos House, Ikeja during a courtesy visit by the delegates of the Anglican Communion (Church of Nigeria) led by the Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate, Most Revd Henry Ndukuba.

According to Sanwo-Olu, his government was eatablishing a massive rehabilitation hospital in Ketu-Ejirin to tackle drug abuse, adding that his administration would partner with the Church to ensure people live a better life and provide better space.

Moreover, the governor persuaded service personnel in Lagos military commands to be fully dedicated to their constitutional obligations of conserving stability and enhancing security in the state.

Sanwo Olu said this when he hosted the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, at the State House, Marina, who was in Lagos for traditional assessment of the military formations and warfare assets in the state.

Nexus News gathered that the governor said it was crucial to prioritise security, given its economic importance and geographic location as one of the country’s international borders.

In another news, Director, Healthcare Planning, Research and Statistics, Dr. Dayo Lajide and Director, Epidemiology, Global Health and Biosecurity, Dr. Ismail Abdul-Salami, both of Lagos State Ministry of Health, yesterday, encouraged review of the national policy on medical oxygen in health facilities in Nigeria.

The Lagos State officials, who spoke yesterday, strengthened that with the crisis the pandemic brought on the health sector, the way forward to integrate the new realities, is to review the national policy.


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