Taraba Speaker cautions against politicizing anti-open grazing bill


Abel Diah, Speaker, Taraba House of Assembly

Taraba House of Assembly Speaker Abel Diah on Tuesday cautioned members of the public against politicising the anti-open grazing bill currently before the House.

Diah made the appeal in Jalingo when he received a delegation of Taraba Farmers Protection Association, led by its Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Bitrus, who paid a solidarity visit to the lawmakers.

“Contrary to speculations that the bill is targeted at a particular ethnic group, its intention is to promote peaceful coexistence and reduce clashes between farmers and grazers,” Diah stated.

The Speaker regretted that some sections of the bill were being altered or misinterpreted to cause mischief, and advised anyone interested in the bill to get a certified true copy from the House of Assembly.

He said that the House had set up a seven-man committee to conduct a public hearing on…

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