Nasarawa Governor, Tanko Al-Makura has insisted that the Anti-Open Grazing Law is meaningless and senseless, stressing that it will not be enforced in his state.
The governor made this known while speaking to guests at the government house in Lafia, the state capital.
He said the law is meaningless because provision has to be made for the herdsmen and farmers before the law can be enforced.
Al-Makura, however, noted that every state in Nigeria has self determination to do whatever it likes.
Benue State government, November 1, officially effected its ban on open grazing throughout the state.
Reacting to the move, Al- Makura said Benue cannot be blamed for this decision but insisted that Nasarawa State will not carry out such law.
“You cannot blame Benue because they have done it but Nasarawa will not do it because it doesn’t have a meaning.
“You have to study the situation and also provide for both the farmers and the herdsmen before you embark on it.
“You must have a regulatory mechanism that will ensure the compliance to this. If you don’t have that and you just go ahead to make the law, it doesn’t make any sense.”
The governor said there is nothing to worry about and the relationship between herdsmen and farmers in Nasarawa state is cordial.