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Nigerian Senate Moves To Establish Agency To Control Cows, Other Livestock Movement

According to a report reaching us from Saharareporters, The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday considered a bill seeking to regulate the movement of cattle and other animals across the country.

The resolution, co-sponsored by Senator Bima Muhammad South (Niger State), seeking the establishment of the Office of Livestock Development, has passed the Second Reading in the Senate.

According to Enagi, the law, if enacted, would prevent cattle rustling and conflicts between herdsmen and farmers.

He said the movement of animals and their products has increased the spread of diseases, posed a threat to human health and reduced the potential of customers on animal products.

The lawmaker added that the commission, when set up, would ensure the discovery of animal products in the country, to save lives.

It enumerates the benefits of the initiative including the creation and identification of national animal identification data; ensuring management, identifying objects, and monitoring animal movements; ensuring animal husbandry and disease control through disease control, prevention and rapid response to disease outbreaks.

Others are food safety by identifying animal products; improving transparency and information in the food chain; prevent cattle rustling, especially as it affects the problem of cattle rustlers; assisting in the collection of personal data by security agencies to resolve conflicts between pastoralists and farmers.

“With the abundance of animal resources available and the effective use of professionals, it can be used to change the lives of millions of farmers and other stakeholders in the livestock value chain.

“In the long run, effective legislation will clean up the sector, reduce inter-ethnic tensions and conflicts between pastoralists and farmers, improve foreign exchange rates, will provide much-needed development for agricultural recovery and the incumbent government. now has it, "

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Bima Muhammad South Niger State Nigerian Office of Livestock Development Senate

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