Akwa Ibom Assembly passes anti-open grazing bill




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Akwa Ibom House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the bill on the prohibition of in the into law.

The bill entitled, “A Bill for a law to prohibit open rearing and grazing of and provide for the establishment of ranches and Livestock administration, regulation and control, and for other matters connected therewith” was passed after it was read the third time on the floor of the House during the plenary, presided over by the Speaker, Mr. Aniekan Bassey.

Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture, and representing Ikono Constituency, Asuquo Udo, presented the report of Joint House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lands and Housing to the House.


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The lawmakers adopted the recommendations of the Joint House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lands and Housing, considered in the Committee of the whole.

Leader of the House, and member representing Oruk Anam consituency, Udo Akpan, moved a motion for the anti- bill to be read and passed, seconded by the member representing Nsit Ubium consituency, Mr. Otobong Bob.

The Speaker, Mr. Aniekan Bassey, thereafter, directed the Clerk of the House, Mrs. Mandu Umoren, to transmit same to the governor for assent.

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