While Benue Is Afraid To Pass Its Own Grazing Law, FCT Seizes 31 Cows, 53 Sheep

The Abuja Environmental Protection Board in implementing the new cattle grazing policy of the Federal Capital Territory has seized 31 cows and 53 sheep.

Their owners  were charged to court for  where they fined by the Environmental Sanitation Mobile Court for illegal grazing in the Federal Capital Territory.

The owners were fined various amounts of money by the environmental sanitation mobile court.

The AEPB Information and Outreach Officer, Samuel Musa, told Northern City News in a telephone interview on Thursday that cattle grazing had reduced in the FCT following the new approach adopted by the board.

He explained that the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association had partnered with the AEPB to enlighten its members about the illegality of cattle grazing in the FCT.

Musa said, “So far, we have arrested over 31 cows and 53 sheep for illegal grazing in the FCT. Our tough approach is paying off, as we now have fewer incidents of cattle grazing in the city.

“The cattle breeders association is also working with us to arrest errant herdsmen. Many of them were arrested with their cattle and arraigned in court and fined.”


Cattle Invasion, Abuja

Meanwhile, the Bill to take on the same policy by the Benue State Government to curtail the invasion of Benue by AK 47 Cattle rearing Fulani Terrorists, has remained dead in the water because of the inability of the State House of Assembly, and the the Executive branch of the Government to work together to get it passed as expediently as possible. This is in spite of the fact, that the state Governor of Ortom is the first to propose a ranching law in Nigeria in 2015.

According to Terver Akase, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ortom, the delay in passing the law is as a result of the desire of the House of Assembly to conduct a public hearing in respect of the law.

Keep you posted.

One Response to While Benue Is Afraid To Pass Its Own Grazing Law, FCT Seizes 31 Cows, 53 Sheep

  1. Boniface Wbah says:

    Tthe spoke man who blamed the failure of the house to pass the bill on their desire to hold a public hearing, may go further to excuse tthe delay in convening the public hearing. These senceless political office holders, hold no regards for senciiibility of the citizenry. If they don’t care about the loss of lives as a result of the cattle grazing issue, they should keep quiet and the people will walk with God and hopefully survive.

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