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Open Grazing Prohibition Bill: Benue Assembly replaces title of Bill, to be passed on Thursday

Written By Idoma Television on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 8:01:00 AM

By Bem Abunde

The Benue State House of Assembly today received the report of its Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources on the bill to prohibit Open grazing in the State.
The report was presented by the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. James Gbande.

A perusal of the report shows that the title of the bill as been changed from Livestock Promotion, Development and Regulatory Agency establishment bill, to a bill to prohibit Open Rearing and Grazing of Livestock and provide for the establishment of Ranches and Livestock administration, regulation and control, in line with the feelings of Benue people.

Speaker Ikyange after receiving the bill, committed it to the Committee on Rules and Business and said the bill will be debated Thursday for onward passage.


The replacement of of the title of the bill by the House is in fulfillment of the promise made by the Speaker that the Assembly would come up with a legislation that would reflect the wishes and aspirations of Benue people as gathered during the public hearing conducted.


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