As the Cross River State Government of the Sen Prof Ben Ayade-led administration steps up measures to guarantee adequate at Ugaga in Yala Local Government Are of the state following the recent clash between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the community, the member representing Yala 1 state constituency in the state assembly, Hon Regina Anyogo has assured of the speedy passage of the Anti-open Grazing Bill before the assembly.
Hon Anyogo stated this on Tuesday, while addressing community elders, leaders, women and youths during her on the spot visit to Ugaga and at the palace of the Paramount Rule of Yala Local Government Area, His Royal Highness, Ogamode Onah Ipuole.
The state assembly member who was in company of the state commissioner for women affairs, Hon Stella Odey also assured members of the community of the state government’s commitment towards the safety of their lives and property.
She urged members of the community remain calm and law abiding and not take laws into their hands, assuring that that the state legislators will expedite action on the passage of the bill to ban open grazing in Cross River State. Adding that by doing so there will be lasting peace and attack from the herdsmen will be a thing of the past.
She said, “I want to assure you that as lawmakers in the state, we are already working on an anti-open grazing bill to be presented to the Cross River House of Assembly. The bill which will be treated with utmost urgency already have overwhelming support by my colleagues in the house. All necessary parliamentary actions have been set in motion to expedite the passage of the bill.”
Meanwhile, the state lawmaker has visited the other Ugaga farmer whose hand was amputated by the herdsmen during the attack at the General Hospital in Ogoja to sympathise with him and gave her financial support.