Anambra State Assembly passes anti-grazing law

Anambra State Assembly passes anti-grazing law

The Anambra State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the anti-open grazing bill into law.

The Bill entitled: “Anambra State Open Grazing of Cattle and other Livestock Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Bill 2021’, was passed after third reading on Tuesday.

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The lawmakers, at the Committee of the Whole House, took turns to scrutinise the 39-Clause Executive Bill before its passage.

The Speaker, Mr Uche Okafor, conducted a voice vote on each of the clauses of the bill before its passage.

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According to Okafor, the passage followed the consideration of the report of the public hearing, presented by the chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Mr John Nwokoye (APGA-Awka North).

Okafor, also directed the Clerk, Mr Pius Udo, to transmit a clean copy of the bill to Governor Willie Obiano for assent.

The bill states that the objective was to prevent the destruction of crop farms, community ponds, settlements and properties as well as optimise the use of land resources in the face of overstretched land and increasing population.

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He said the law would prevent clashes between livestock herders and crop

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