Edo Assembly finally receives anti-open grazing Bill from Obaseki

Edo Assembly finally receives anti-open grazing Bill from Obaseki

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Edo State House of Assembly says it received 24 four copies of a Bill for a law to prohibit open grazing of Cattle and other Livestock in the State 2021 and for other connected purposes thereto for necessary action.

The law prohibits the movement of Cattle by herders in public places is a measure of curbing the clashes between herders and farmers conflicts, had been passed in some southern States in Nigeria

The Legislature is yet to begin consider the Executive Bill which is coming four months behind the scheduled governor Godwin Obaseki had initially proposed to transmit to Bill to the Assembly.

Speaking on the Bill during the plenary Tuesday, Speaker Marcus Onobun said the Bill would be slated for consideration on a later date to give room for more consultation and recommendations by members.

Our Correspondent recall that on October 11, 2021, the State government convoked a Town Hall meeting of Stakeholders on the proposed Edo State Anti-Open Grazing Law in Benin City, the State Capital.

After listening to the various submissions of the various groups, Governor Obaseki assured the Stakeholders at the forum that he would confer with President Muhammadu Buhari to fund ranching in the State.

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