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Senate passes Grazing Reserve Bill into first reading

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Senate passes Grazing Reserve Bill into first reading

Despite public outcry, Senate on Wednesday embarked on consideration of the National Grazing Reserves Bill, which seeks to establish grazing reserves for pastoralists in the country.

The bill was sponsored by Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.

The bill, which had earlier been presented at the House of Representatives, passed the first reading in the senate.

The House of Representatives’ version, which is being sponsored by a Kogi lawmaker, Sunday Karim, passed the second reading as at March.

 

It could be recalled that senate had earlier denied it received the bill, amid intense opposition from its members and many Nigerians.

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