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The Nigerian Senate Set To Carry Out A Census Of Cows, Goats And Sheeps In The Country

A bill sponsored by Senator Muhammed Enagi representing Niger South senatorial district, was presented in the plenary for a second review for by the Senate, according to Senator Enagi, the database to be captured will include cows, goats, Sheep's, and other animals in the country, for the purpose of providing the National Livestock Bureau information of the ownership, breed, sex, and origin of the animals in the country.

This comes after the clashes between herdsmen and farm owners in the country, and as a response to the ceaseless clash, the Senate intends to intervene by making sure livestock of different regions are tracked and accounted for. The database will also enable the control of animal diseases and migration, the bill has been passed to the Senate Committee on Agriculture and rural development for approval. 

But citizens of the country are bothered about the proposed bill, which they consider as a waste of time and efforts at this point in time when the country is in desperate need of more important things like jobs and infrastructure. But it should also be recalled that this data is needed in other to curb the violence between livestock owners and attackers, so this might be the right step to take. Drop your comments below and share.

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