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Anti-grazing law underway in Abia


Ikpeazu. PHOTO:

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Abia state government is in the process of enacting anti-grazing law and allied matters.

The deputy Speaker of the house, Cosmos Ndukwe said the bill, which has already passed its first reading in the house, is tagged “HAB 36 – Control of Nomadic Activities, Rearing and Prohibition of Grazing Routes/Reserves in Abia State Bill, 2016”.

Ndukwe, who is also the Chairman of the House Information Committee, disclosed that the state was desirous to address the menace associated with grazing just as Ekiti state.

The deputy Speaker said that the grazing bill is among nine other bills presently undergoing legislative processes in the state assembly, adding that three bills, which he named as; the State 2016 Appropriation Law, state 2016 Local Government Education Authorities Appropriation Law and State 2016 Prohibition of Terrorism, Kidnapping, Hostage, use of offensive weapons or explosives and other threatening behaviors (amendment No. 1) law had been passed into law.

He similarly said that the house had between October and November this year, passed six important resolutions including the one on violation of extant laws and guidelines guiding retirement of Magistrates in Abia state by Magistrate Mrs Uzoma Grace Ukeje and the State Judicial Service Commission.

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