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Nigerian senate On Wednesday stepped down the second reading of three bills on cattle rearing in the country.

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who raised a point of order when the lawmakers began to treat the bills during Wednesday’s plenary, pointed out that the Senate lacked the powers to deal with matters that are on the Concurrent List, except on the Exclusive List.

The Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, also supported Ekweremadu’s point.

The Bills are ‘A Bill for An Act to Provide for the Establishment of Grazing Areas Management Agency and For Other Related Matters 2016’ sponsored by Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso (Kano-Central) and ‘A Bill for An Act to Provide for the Establishment of National Ranches Commission for the Regulation, Management, Preservation and Control of Ranches and for Connected Purposes 2016 sponsored by Senator Barnabas Gemade (Benue North-East).

The third is ‘A Bill for An Act to Control the Keeping and Movement of Cattle in Nigeria and for Other Related Matters Thereto 2016’ sponsored by Senator Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu-North).

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  1. .... If una like make una hand over to the herdsmen? True federalism will surely solve all these nonsense. This is a country that uses tax payers money to finance individual private business or are herdsmen doing humanitarian services like Red Cross and Crescent organisation?
    How much does the herdsman contribute to the Federal revenue to warrant the problems and large expenditures been wasted on them by the federal government? It is unforte.
    Chanji dole!

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