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Taraba farmers protest over Anti-Grazing Bill

By News Express on 23/06/2017

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•Governor Ishaku.
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Members of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria in Taraba State have staged a peaceful protest in support of the Anti-Open Grazing Bill in the state.

The protesters stormed the streets of Jalingo, the state capital, in their number carrying farm implements, freshly harvested crops and placards with several inscriptions to express their opinions.

They were hopeful that the Bill, if passed into law, would go a long way in checkmating the constant clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state.

The farmers commended Governor Darius Ishaku for initiating the executive bill which aimed at promoting ranching and modern method of grazing in Taraba State.

The solidarity rally ended at the State House of Assembly where the protesters were received by the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Abel Peter Diah.

The state chairman of the association, Mr Biyams Adamu highlighted the reasons for the peaceful march and their visit to the House.

In his response, Hon. Diah appreciated the farmers’ support and urged them to follow due process in tabling their grievances.

Earlier, similar action was taken by herdsmen in the state where they demonstrated against the anti-grazing bill which has passed second reading at the House.

The lawmakers have advised all aggrieved parties to present their positions at the public hearing slated for the three zones in the state. (Channels TV)

 

Source News Express

Posted 23/06/2017 06:03:40 AM

 

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