Delta State Assembly Passes Anti-Open Grazing Bill

The Delta State House of Assembly has handed into legislation the anti-open grazing invoice which prohibits open grazing, indiscriminate breeding, rearing and advertising and marketing of livestock within the state.

The invoice was handed on Tuesday on the home’s plenary following a movement moved by the Majority Leader of the House, Ferguson Onwo.

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The Chairman House Committee on Special Bills, Pat Ajudua, whereas presenting the report on the invoice on the ground of the House earlier than its adoption by the home disclosed that inputs of stakeholders fashioned a part of the proposed legislation.

Reacting to the passage of the anti-grazing invoice, the Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori, expressed happiness over the event, saying that Delta folks and different residents of the state could be very glad that the invoice was handed.

He stated, “Dear Colleagues, I congratulate all of us on the passage of this essential Bill. Today, the House has fulfilled the dedication of our expensive State to the settlement reached on the south-south governors’ assembly held right here in our state capital. By advantage of this invoice, this home has demonstrated its resolve to guard the folks of the state from the menace of clashes between herders and farmers.

“I must therefore, commend all the sponsors of this bill, for recognizing that the security of lives and properties of Deltans as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as altered) are sacrosanct.”

The Speaker, however, explained that “the passage of this bill, well-meaning persons who seek to carry on the business of breeding, rearing and marketing of livestock shall do so within the boundaries of the law. 

Also, farmers can now go about their businesses without fear of anyone grazing on their crops. This for sure will boost food production in the State.

“Dear colleagues, this Bill is a right step in the right direction as our women can now go to their farmlands without fear of molestation. The Bill when eventually signed into law will prohibit the carrying of firearms, either licenced or otherwise, by residents or individuals in the state just as it seeks to address the arbitrary rearing and movements of livestock in the state.”

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Delta State Assembly Passes Anti-Open Grazing Bill

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