The Ogun Assembly on Thursday, July 8, passed a bill to regulate animal grazing and the establishment of cattle ranches in designated grazing areas in the state.
Mr Ganiyu Oyedeji (Ifo 11), the sponsor of the bill, presented the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry during plenary in Abeokuta.
Oyedeji moved the motion for the adoption of the report; seconded by Sola Adams (Ijebu East); and supported by the whole Ogun Assembly.
A section of the bill prescribed a three-year jail term without an option of fine including the forfeiture of the herds of cattle or livestock under his/her control to the state government except within the permitted ranches.
Mr Yusuf Sherif (Ado Odo Ota 1), the Majority Leader, moved the motion for the third reading of the bill; seconded by Wahab Haruna (Yewa North 11).
Mr Deji Adeyemo, the Clerk of the House, thereafter, read the bill for the third time.
Mr Olakunle Oluomo (Ifo 1), the Speaker, ordered that the clean copy of the bill be forwarded to Ogun Gov. Dapo Abiodun for his assent.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed that it cannot publicise President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter ordering telecommunications providers to suspend access to Twitter, as it can result in national security threats.
The disclosure was issued on Thursday, July 8, following an FOI request by the human rights organisation Global Rights.
The organisation sought that the NCC furnish it with a copy of the letter.
In less than 24 hours after the President banned Twitter over claims that the social media platform was used to spread false information; and “activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence,” the NCC instructed network providers to block access to Twitter.
The request by Global Rights came in the aftermath of criticisms; that trailed the decision which many described as a flagrant disregard of freedom of expression.
The NCC turned down Global Rights’ request because Buhari’s letter could fuel national insecurity if made public.