EDHA NEWS: Edo Assembly passes anti open Grazing bill

Edo State House of Assembly has passed the bill for a law to prohibit Open grazing of cattle and regulate other livestock in Edo state.

The bill was passed after the house continued it’s clause by clause consideration at the committee of the whole.

Sections considered at today’s plenary include; amendments to sections 5(7) and 5(8) which now reads that a ranch committee to be constituted by the Governor shall determine the size of land suitable for ranching in conjunction with the community to host the ranch.

Section 5(8) of the bill was amended to read that the committee shall control activities of cattle herdsmen within various communities.

While section 8 however, prohibits open Grazing in the state ,also amended is section 9 (2).

After the house returned from the committee of the whole following appropriate amendments; The Speaker, Rt Hon Marcus Onobun directed the clerk Yahaya Audu-Omogbai to give the bill it’s third reading.

Rt Hon Marcus Onobun thereafter told the clerk to forward clean copies of the bill to the Governor for his assent.

Meanwhile, the house has received copies of the Constitution alteration bills, the fifth alteration bill 2022 for consideration .

The house adjourned to April 11th, 2022

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