The Ondo state government has reiterated its commitment towards enforcing the newly passed anti open grazing laws in this state.
This was made known in an interview granted to a radio station in Akure by Senior special assistant to the governor of Ondo state, Dr Doyin Odebowale on Wednesday.
He stated that the law is not targeted at any ethnic group.
” The law is dynamic, it’s not about any ethnic group but about cattle business and the security of our people”
He went on to narrate how many criminals have used the cattle business as a camouflage to commit crime and how the government have also demolished many illegal settlement in the forest reserves.
we found out that they have moved their Gaa settlements deep into the forest without permission from anyone,we demolished many of them”
“No one is allowed to live in the forests,not even indigenes of the state, any traspersser may get shot as the forest guards are empowered by the law to do so”
Odebowale also lampooned the the honourable minister of Justice for his opinion on open grazing laws.