Plateau Youth G17 Presents Anti-grazing Bill To End Farmers, Herders Clash 

Plateau Youth G17 Presents Anti-grazing Bill To End Farmers, Herders Clash 

The Plateau Youth,  under the aegis of G17, Peace and Progressive Forum has presented”, Anti-Grazing Citizens  bill to the Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly, Peter Ajang Azi to end farmers /herders clashes in Plateau state.

Spokesman of the Youth who also double as the convener ,Comrade Dachung Bagos who made the presentation at the State House of Assembly Complex on Tuesday in Jos .

He said, “we are calling on the state house of assembly to fast track the smooth passage on open grazing bill which is one of the major challenges that always result to killing and destruction of farmland in the state.

According to him, open grazing if ban on the Plateau it will reduce the rate of killings and farmers and herders conflict ,adding if somebody want to graze he or she should ensure that he purchase land for ranching his animals.

Bagos explained further said that government promised to acquire land for grazing but we are calling on the present regime of Governor Simon Lalong to allow them buy their own land for grazing or ranching .

” we are against grazing especially open grazing we advice government to safe the live of our beloved brothers ,sisters and our parents  who are victim of the  mayhem so the total banning  on the Plateau “,he added.

We vehemently resist any attempt made by government to acquire hectares of land in any parts of the
local governments for the purpose of open grazing were our children ,parents and hospitals are shutdown owning to forceful taken over our parents ancestral farmland for grazing .

Dachung Bagos maintained that on the Plateau rearing of cows is a family business so nobody has released money or acquire hectares of farmland or fertilizer to the farmers .

“We are urging Plateau state house of assembly to pass this open grazing bill ,and if the house can past it we the Plateau Youth are seeing the 8th Assembly as hero of democracy in the history of the state.

“Our appeal to this honourable house is to consider the immediate passed of anti grazing bill on resumption next year between February ,2017 as true representative of people”.

The Youth carry placards with various inscription ,Ranching is a private business, killing must end ,support a ban on open grazing on Plateau state, we demand a ban open grazing for a safer &peaceful Plateau .

Fulani herdsmen have shatter the dream and the progress of our people  by making them to have  low sense of reasoning , a least   1000 have been brutality killed  within one year.
We also embark on wider consultation in middle belt ,so our people are deprive of right to freedom of expression ,movement and association .

He vowed to support the state house of assembly on open grazing believing is a private business and also subsidy to farmers .

Addressing the Youth ,Speaker ,Peter Azi assured them of the house readiness that is an exercise in the right direction .

He noted all the bills before the house of assembly would be past into law so they can invite them and other technocrats for further deliberation.

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