Governor Duoye Diri has assented a invoice prohibiting open grazing of livestock in Bayelsa state.
The Livestock Breeding, Rearing and Advertising and marketing Regulation Legislation 2021 was signed into regulation on Wednesday March 10, on the Govt Chamber of Authorities Home, Yenagoa.
Diri said that the essence of the regulation is to avert and forestall any conflict between herdsmen, farmers, natives and non-natives as skilled in some states.
The brand new regulation which established a livestock administration committee to control livestock actions within the state, additionally stipulates that any herdsman discovered with arms, whether or not licensed or not, must be arrested.
“Bayelsa welcomes one and all to eke out a residing legitimately. The folks of Bayelsa wish to have a mutual and harmonious relationship with non-natives and natives.
“The essence of the regulation is to avert and forestall any conflict between herdsmen, farmers, natives and non-natives as skilled in some states.
“From the graduation of the regulation, no individual shall breed, rear or commerce in livestock within the state in another place as could also be designated by the committee and permitted by the state authorities.
“The regulation prohibits motion of cattle on foot from different elements of the nation into the state, inspection of livestock and certification by veterinary docs at entry level into the state amongst others.”