Ogun farmers worried over delay in passage of cattle grazing bill

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Farmers in Ogun State have expressed concern over the delay in the passage of the state animal grazing bill by the state House of Assembly.

The bill, which had passed through the second reading in the assembly is still awaiting the report of its standing committee on agriculture and forestry.

The bill is seeking to regulate the grazing of animal through the establishment of cattle ranches, along designated routes  .

The bill provides for a 20 years prison term for any herdsmen who attack farmers with dangerous weapons, among other provisions.

The state secretary of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Prince Abiodun Ogunjimi, in an interview with Rockcity FM in Abeokuta, said it worrisome that the bill has not been passed, after the public hearing, organized by the house last July 17 .

According to him, farmers in the state are now afraid of going to farms for the fear of being attack b0y herdsmen, whose animals most of the time destroy their farms.

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