A bill sponsored by Mr Elvert Ayambem to ban the open grazing of cows and other livestock is in the second reading stage in the Cross River House of Assembly.
Why it matters?
The anti-grazing law is already in place in about seven states around the country. In Cross River, the law is already in place but seeks the consent of the sitting governor.
The bill by Mr Elvert Ayambem representing Ikom II State Constituency, is seeking to use improved techniques in livestock rearing.
Ayambem says, “One of the objectives of this bill is that it will prevent killings, sexual molestation and clashes between herders and farmers or their host communities caused by open rearing and grazing of livestock. “This bill will also regulate and support the growth of livestock framing, promote the production of high and healthy breeds of livestock, and also promote investment opportunities and expand the value chain in livestock farming,”