Ekiti House amends grazing law, recalls suspended member 

The bills are amendment to the Prohibition of Cattle and Other Ruminants Grazing Law and a Bill for the Appointment of Person to the Office of Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary and other matters connected therewith, 2018.

 

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has passed two more bills.
The bills are amendment to the Prohibition of Cattle and Other Ruminants Grazing Law and a Bill for the Appointment of Person to the Office of Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary and other matters connected therewith,  2018.
According to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Kola Oluwawole, the amendment to the earlier passed grazing law prescribed compulsory registration of all herdsmen in Ekiti State.
It also prescribed a two-year imprisonment for any herdsman that refuses to register and one-year imprisonment for anyone involved in killing of cattle of herdsmen doing legitimate business.
Any landlord who harbours unregistered herdsmen will be jailed for three years.
Members of the Assembly were unanimous in their contributions to the amendment which stipulates that any herdsman doing business in Ekiti State must register upon the payment of N5,000.
The bill on the appointment of person to the office of Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary and other matters connected therewith was also passed by the lawmakers.
Meanwhile,  the House, at the plenary, cleared one of its suspended members, Hon. Fajana Ojo-Ade, to resume legislative duties.
Hon Ojo-Adé, who represents Ekiti East Constituency 1 in the Assembly, was suspended last year for 101 legislative days before the suspension was extended for another  21 days for not showing remorse.
Oluwawole, who read the letters of apology and that of undertaking of good behaviour from the suspended member, called on his colleagues to take appropriate action.
The letters, dated April 30, 2018, were considered by the lawmakers, while the motion for reinstatement was moved by the Leader of Business, Hon. Akinyele Olatunji, and seconded by Hon Titilayo Owolabi-Akerele.
The motion was unanimously approved by the lawmakers, thus signalling the end of the suspension order on Ojo-Ade.
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