Seyi Makinde the Governor of Oyo state, has just made an announcement that his administration will be launching a task force to implement the ban on open grazing in the state.
This was said by the Governor when he spoke at a town hall meeting held on Wednesday at the Soun Ogunlola Hall in Oja- Igbo,Ogbomosho and was organised in commemoration of the second anniversary of his administration.
Recall that the governors of the south-west states announced their decision to ban open grazing of cattle in the region, owing to the tension between herders and their host communities and also resolved to ban open grazing and the movement of cattle by foot.
Seyi makinde said “In Oyo State, open grazing is against the law. The implementation plan will come out within the next six to eight weeks,” he said.
Furthermore “So, whoever goes against the law in this state will face the wrath of the law and that is just it.”
He alsovtalked that the government will also construct the Iseyin/Ogbomoso road to link the Ibadan/Iseyin road.
“And concerning all the requests on road construction, we will plan ahead. Some of these projects will be included in the budget that we are going to come up with next year, because we have to work with the fund in government’s coffers,” Makinde said.
“When you engage with our team on budget, which will be going round very soon, make sure some of these roads are mentioned and I give you my promise that we will do all we can to ensure the right things are done.”