Anti-Open Grazing Bill: Delta House Of Assembly Holds Public Hearing

By Charles Nwabardi

As the September 2021 deadline agreed by Southern governors for each state to come up with a law banning open grazing, the Delta State House of Assembly will begin public hearing on a Bill for a Law to provide for the Regulation of Livestock Breeding, Rearing and Marketing and to Prohibit Open Grazing and related matters in Delta State on Monday, 26th July 2021.

The exercise would take place at the Press Center, Delta State House of Assembly Complex, Asaba beginning 10 o’clock in the morning.

The public hearing is being organized by the House joint committee on Special Bills and that of Agriculture and Natural Resources, to garner the inputs of the public, particularly major stakeholders in the making of the proposed law.

The Chairman of the Joint Committee, Hon Pat Ajudua in a statement has requested for memoranda from critical stakeholders, including the Delta State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Director of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture, the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services, DSS, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Board of Internal Revenue, the State Cattle Dealers and Rearers Association, the State Butchers Union of Nigeria, Farmers Associations and Civil Society Organizations.

The statement added that all memoranda should be submitted at Room 115, Delta State House of Assembly Complex, Asaba on or before 9: 30am on Monday 26th July, 2021.

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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