The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin, on Friday, said that the Open Rearing and Grazing Regulation bill would be passed by the Assembly before the end of October.
Mr Ogundoyin said this at a town hall meeting, organized in Eruwa by the National Orientation Agency, NOA, in the state, in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
The meeting had, as its theme, “Promoting Enduring Democratic Culture through Stewardship by Elected Public Officials”.
He said: “The bill, when passed into law, will address the crisis between farmers and the herdsmen, and other insecurity matters, especially in the rural areas without violating the rights of any ethnic group”.
Mr Ogundoyin also said that Eruwa dam would be rehabilitated next year to serve as an irrigation source for the N4.6 billion farm settlement in the town and its environs.
“Without water, farm settlement cannot be achieved, while the primary healthcare sector will be also be renovated,” he said.