Friday 20th October, 2017
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CAN opposes bill on grazing agency in Edo

CAN opposes bill on grazing agency in Edo

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has ap­pealed to the Edo House of Assembly to reject the bill seeking the establishment of the Edo State Control of Nomadic Cattle Rear­ing/Grazing Agency into law.
Bishop Oyonnude Kure, the Chairman of Edo State chapter of CAN, made the admonition in Benin at a news conference on Wednesday.
He said that Christians in the state would be mobilised to at­tend the public hearing.
Kure advised the assembly to reject the bill because “it is retro­active and backdated to 2016.”
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the bill has scaled through second read­ing and is scheduled for a public hearing today.
He said that the association was opposed to the passage of the bill because it could confer an un­fair advantage on a particular sec­tion and ethnic group in Nigeria to the disadvantage of the people of the state.
Kure said setting up a state agency to cater for a particular section of the country by depriv­ing indigenous communities of their choice ancestral homelands and acquiring same for a pre­ferred ethnic group was contrary to provisions of Section 26 of the Land Use Act.
 

 

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