Monday 21st August, 2017
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Climate Change Bill to address herdsmen-farmer Clashes - Hon Onuigbo

Climate Change Bill to address herdsmen-farmer Clashes - Hon Onuigbo

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Com­mittee on Climate Change, who also doubles as the Vice- President of Globe Nigeria, Rep. Sam Onuigbo has hinted that the much awaited Climate Change Bill would be passed into law be­fore the end of the year.
 
The lawmaker representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North/South Federal Constituency of Abia state stated this in a press conference held at the weekend in Abuja.
 
Hon. Onuigbo who fingered climate change as one of the lead­ing causes of the herdsmen-farm­er crisis and Boko Haram insur­gency said greater understanding and solutions is being proffered to address the menace of change in ecological factors.
 
Onuigbo explained that de­cades ago nomadic activities were mostly found around the Lake Chad Basin which attracted other huge commercial activities in­cluding fishing and crop farming in North-Eastern of Nigeria.
 
“Over the years, the cumula­tive effect of some human activi­ties have provoked climate change and drastic fall of the water level and by extension, fishery and crop farming became difficult while herdsmen are left with the only alternative of migration to other regions of the country in search of greener pasture.
 
“While some of these former fishermen and farmers could have ignorantly or consciously found insurgency as a better means of sustenance, herdsmen became threat to their new host com­munities whose crops and major investments are either eating up by herds or deliberately destroy,” he said
 
He noted that the legal frame­work of the Climate Change Bill has been presented to the House of Representatives and passed second reading. 

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