Cross River Anti Open Grazing Bill Passes Second Reading

In Breaking News, Business & Economy, National News

By Ogar Monday; House of Assembly Correspondent

A bill seeking the prohibition of open rearing and grazing of livestock as well as establishment of ranches has scaled through second reading in the Cross River State House of Assembly.

The bill titled; “Bill For A Law To Prohibit Open Rearing/Grazing Of Livestock And Provide For The Establishment Of Ranches And Livestock Administration, Regulation And Control And For Other Things Connected Therewith,” is sponsored by Honorable Regina Anyogo (PDP Yala 1).

And, on Wednesday during plenary, she said that the bill has become necessary due to the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen.

Mrs. Anyogo further stated that the bill which has proposed 36 chapters is being enacted; “to foster peace, unity and healthy living amongst residents of the state, be they herdsmen or farmers.”

She described it as “important,” due to the change in the dynamics of the relationship between the two groups.

The bill is co-sponsored by Honorable Fred Osim (PDP Ikom 1).

And, in his argument, he said that: “The bill is important for the safety of our people and the regulation of the activities of herders, especially the Fulani herdsmen.”

He argued that livestock rearing was a business and that the government had to at some point think of regulating that sector like it currently does to others.

On her part, Honorable Itam Abang (PDP Boki 1) disclosed that about 10,000 cows are killed daily in the south-south alone with no taxes paid, and that the people’s hospitality has been rewarded with aggression from the herdsmen.

She further posited that the bill will help in stopping the wanton destruction of lives and properties that has been a signature of the Fulani herdsmen.

The speaker, Honorable John Lebo (PDP Abi) in his remarks said that there is currently no law in support of open grazing, as what was hitherto obtainable was from a cultural practice and not for law.

He directed that the public hearing of the bill be held in a place and location where the farmers and those affected by the issues can easily attend.

CrossRiverWatch had reported that the governor, Senator Ben Ayade had said the state is contemplating a controlled grazing law.

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

JUST IN: Don’t Shoot At Those Who Plundered Palliatives, Ayade Tells Security Officials

By Jonathan Ugbal Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade has directed security officials mobilized to different parts of the Calabar

Read More...

CALABAR: Ayade Imposes 24 Hour Curfew After Warehouse, LG Council Looting

By Jonathan Ugbal Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has just announced a 24 hour curfew that began at

Read More...

BREAKING: Angry Mob Loot Calabar COVID19 Palliative Warehouse, Calabar South Council (VIDEO)

By Jonathan Ugbal There is an ongoing looting at the warehouse used as central distribution center for COVID19 palliatives

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now