Enugu House Of Assembly Passes Anti-Open Grazing Bill

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The Enugu house of assembly has passed the bill for the prohibition of open grazing and regulation of cattle ranching in the state.

Speaker of the house, Edward Ubosi, stressed that the bill is not targeted at any group or individual, but for the “unity, security and peaceful coexistence among residents of Enugu State”.

The lawmakers had earlier conducted a public hearing on the bill at the assembly complex in Enugu.

Ubosi said the public hearing was to afford residents the opportunity to make contributions to the “crucial” bill, adding that every opinion expressed would be considered in the passage of the bill.

The South East zonal Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Gidado Siddiki had earlier urged the House to give them 30 days to articulate their position on the bill and submit to the House.

On Tuesday, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu signed an anti-grazing bill into law.

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has also signed an anti-open grazing bill.




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