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Sardauna LGA Holds Anti-Open Grazing Bill Sensitization

Ahead of Anti Open grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law implementation, a Committee for Grazer’s sensitization Arrives Gembu to sensitize Grazers on the Importance of the Law.

The Committee headed by Alh. Tukur Abba Tukur (Galadiman Muri), on a visit to Sardauna Local government to sensitize Grazers on the importance of Anti open grazing and Ranches Establishment Law to the grazers to remove the Misconception that the bill was Anti-grazing in its totality.

The Chairman said Already Mambilla Plateau is Practising the Ranching system as such this law will only Improve the system for the betterment of all.

Speaking Further on the law the Galadiman Muri highlighted some of the Importance of the law which includes:
Promote the modern techniques of animal husbandry, particularly the rearing of livestock.

  • To Promote job and investment opportunities in livestock farming as well as expand the value chain.
  • To Prevent destruction of farm crops and Community pond, settlement, and property by the open grazing of livestock.
  • To Prevent Clash between herders and farmers.
  • To regulate and support the growth of livestock farming and Manage the environmental impact of Open livestock grazing.
  • To prevent, Control and manage the spread of disease as well as to ease the implementation of Policy that will enhance the production of a high and healthy breed of livestock both for local and export markets. etc.

Galadiman Muri called on all to accept the Law as it will even give room for a better grazing than what was misconceived by many.

Hon. Musa Madaki and Alh. Hassan Leme both raised an observation on the need for government look for into the challenge of transportation of Cattle on the plateau as some of them have the belief that all Cattle will be transported via vehicle and also look into the issues of Vaccines.

Responding to their plea, Galadiman Muri assured them that the law will address all the issues raised as the government will bring back all the Cattle routes (Burtali) as contained in the Document of Livestock rearing with Ministry of Agriculture.

The Chief of Mambilla who was represented by Alh. Abubakar Mansur (Dan Buram Mambilla) appreciated the Committee for coming to clear their misconceptions about the Law and thank the Government for such a law that will improve animal husbandry, receiving Some Copies of the Law, the Danburam Mambilla Assured the committee of Mambilla Chiefdom’s readiness to sensitize grazers on the Law.

In his closing remarks, the acting Chairman Hon. Goodwill Sol appreciated Governor Darius Dickson Ishiaku for this law that will bring to an end the most disturbing cause of our disunity “Grazers and farmers Clash” and also improve our harmonious cordial relationship.┬áThe acting Chairman also appreciated the Hon Members of Taraba State House of Assembly under the leadership of Rt Hon DCN Abel Peter Diah for their Contributions on the bill that have now become a law. He also calls on all and Sundry to accept the Law for the betterment of all.

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