A bill seeking to outlaw open grazing of livestock has been read for the first time on the floor of the Rivers State House of Assembly.
The bill with the title, ‘Enactment of Rivers State Public Prohibition of Open Rearing and Grazing of Livestock and Ranching Administration Bill 2021’,
was sponsored by Governor Nyesom Wike.
The Speaker, Ikwuinyi Owaji-Ibani, read Governor Wike’s letter introducing the bill at plenary.
According to the document, the decision to pass the anti-grazing bill followed the agreement of Southsouth Governors’ Forum in May and June to end open grazing all states in the zone.