We have pass the anti grazing bill – Abia State Government

Abia State House of Assembly has passed the anti-grazing bill,
which prohibits nomadic cattle rearing and grazing routes in the
state.
Entitled “Control of Nomadic Cattle Rearing and Prohibition of
Grazing Routes/ Reserve Bill, 2018,” the bill seeks to control
nomadic cattle rearing and prohibit grazing routes in Abia and for
other matters incidental thereto. The law provides that the entry of
trade cattle into the state shall be by rail or by road haulage and
further stipulates that movement of trade cattle to major towns in
the state shall be by truck, trailers/vehicles or pickup vans.
The bill was sponsored by the immediate past Speaker of the
House, Martins Azubuike, who represents Isiala Ngwa North
Constituency. Consequently, when the law comes into operation, it
stipulates that any cattle found on any road in the state shall be
impounded by the appropriate authority or taken to the nearest
ranch as may be provided by the appropriate authority in the state.
The law, which makes provision for ranch, stipulates that any
person that flouts it upon conviction is liable to a fine of N200,000
or six months imprisonment or both. Speaking on the law, Speaker
of Abia House of Assembly, Chikwendu Kalu, explained that the law
was not only important to the farmers, but also to the entire people
in the state. The speaker, therefore, urged the security agencies in
the state to ensure proper implementation of the law when it
comes into operation to ensure peace and harmony in the state.
He commended members of the sixth Assembly for their
determination in ensuring that the bill was finally passed into law.
He said: “The law provides that the entry of trade cattle into the
state shall be by rail or by road haulage. It also stipulates that
movement of trade cattle to major towns in the state shall be by
truck, trailers/vehicles or pick-up vans. “The law also prohibits
driving of trade cattle on hoof through any road or environs into
the state. It also states that anybody found with the cattle on hoof
through any road or environs in the state shall be guilty of an
offence.

5 Comments

  1. Good.

  2. Nice

  3. I like this

  4. I hope the herders will follow the laa

  5. Ok

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