22 June 2016
The Senate on Wednesday passed for first reading, the infamous Grazing bill seeking to establish grazing reserves across the country.
Titled “A Bill for An Act for the Establishment of the National Grazing Reserve (Establishment And Development) Commission for The Preservation And Control of National Grazing Reserves and Stock Routes And for Other Matters Connected Therewith”, the bill was first sponsored by Senator Zainab Kure and read for the first time on the floor of the upper chambers today.
According to Part V of the bill, communal land across the country may be repossessed with compensation and deemed as “grazing land”.
The bill is already at the reading stage at a time when Fulani herdsmen continue to attack several villages across the country, killing several farmers.
Nigerians have largely criticised the bill since it was brought up.