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Ondo Assembly passes Anti-open grazing bill, two others

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The Ondo State House of Assembly has passed the anti-Open Grazing bill, judicial autonomy bill and violence against person bill.

The anti-open grazing bill, when signed into law, would help to regulate security, rearing and grazing of livestock as well as the establishment of ranches within the territory of the state.

While the judicial autonomy bill provides for the management of fund accruing to the Ondo State Judiciary from the consolidated revenue fund of Ondo State to ensure accountability, transparency, effective and efficient utilization of the funds.

The Prohibition of violence against person bill provides legislation to eliminate violence in private and public life, prohibit all forms of violence against person and to provide for maximum and effective remedies for victims and punishment of offenders and other related matters.

Violators of the anti-open grazing bill would be arrested and prosecuted by the Nigeria Police.

Presenting the report on the anti-open grazing bill, Chairman House Committee on Agriculture, Honourable Taofeek Oladele, said the bill would prevent the destruction of farm crops in the state.

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Oladele stated that the bill would enhance the growth of livestock farming, prevent, control and manage the spread of diseases as well as encourage modern techniques of animal husbandry.

Presenting the report on the bill on prohibition of violence against person, Akintomide Akinrogunde said it would reduce attacks on women, children and other vulnerable persons.

Ondo Deputy Speaker, Aderoboye Samuel Ademoye, who presented the judicial autonomy bill, said it would regulate the management of funds in the judicial arm of government.

He the bill when signed into law would enhance the welfare of the Judiciary Staff, regulate procurement processes in the sector and as well enhance dispensation of Justice.

After thorough debate on the bills, motions were moved for their adoption and they were adopted through voice votes.



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