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Delta Assembly unanimously passes anti-grazing bill



Delta state House of Assembly has unanimously voted for the passage of the Bill for a Law Prohibiting Open Grazing, Indiscriminate Breeding, Rearing and Marketing of Livestock in the state.

The Bill which is also known as “Anti Grazing Bill” was passed following a motion by the Majority Leader for its third reading.

Mr Ferguson Onwo presented the motion during the plenary of the Assembly in Asaba on Tuesday.

The motion which was unanimously adopted by the house was seconded by the Minority Leader of the Assembly, Mr Innocent Anidi.

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Earlier, the Chairman of House Committee on Special Bills,  Mrs Pat Ajudua, had presented the report on the bill on the floor of the House, which was received and adopted.

Ajudua, while presenting the bill,  said that inputs of stakeholders formed part of the proposed law.

She noted that the bill when signed into law would prohibit the carrying of firearms, either licensed or otherwise, by residents or individuals in the state,  just as it seeks to address the arbitrary rearing and movement of livestock.

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