The Enugu State House of Assembly begins debates on a bill to ban open-grazing of animals in the State.
Leader of the House, Mr. Ikechukwu Ezugwu, introduced the Executive Bill for its first reading today 10 August 2021.
Specifically, he told members that the bill seeks to regulate cattle ranching and to secure lives and property in the state.
Enugu debates open-grazing bill
Ezeugwu, however, pleaded with the media not to politicize the legislation.
This, he said, could disturb the peace, which the State does not need at this time.
He promised that the bill will pass through all legislative processes, including a public hearing.
“So, while thanking members of the press, there is no speculation about the bills, more especially, when it has to do with security.
“We need peace in Enugu state and we need peace in Nigeria, so please report only the things said in the floor of this house,” Ezeugwu pleaded.
The Southern Governors Forum, at its plenary on 5 July, directed member states to pass the anti-grazing law by 1 September 2021.