Edo state House of Assembly still in the process of considering the anti open Grazing bill for the betterment of the people and has not ceeded any percentage of land to any group or in whatever disguise.
The speaker,Edo state House of Assembly,Rt Hon Marcus Onobun ksc has disclosed that the anti open Grazing bill before the house is still in the process of consideration and not passed yet.
Rt Hon Marcus Onobun ksc disclosed this when he in company of other legislators received three civil society groups ,who protested to the house over the rumours making the rounds on the alleged ceeding of 20 percent of arable Land.
Receiving the different groups the speaker accompanied by other legislators explained the various processes of lawmaking to include the deliberations at the committee of the whole where each clause is deliberated upon for the benefit of the people.
Rt hon Onobun stated that the bill which when passed will be a great asset to all. “Edo State House of Assembly will not make laws that we will be victims of or that will haunt us”
The speaker said the State Government is about peace and security of the people of the State. He further stated that the bill when passed will be one that would empower a regulatory committee to be set up by the State government to monitor and take charge of the setting up of ranches.
The Civil society groups received were; Edo civil society organization led by Bishop Osadolor Ochie, Network of civil society of Nigeria led by Comrade Ogbidi and Edo state civil society organization led by Kola Edokpayi, who in the different presentations requested to know if any percentage of land had been ceeded by the house.