…civil society groups urged to make inputs
The Edo State Anti-Open Grazing Bill is still undergoing legislation at the Edo State House of Assembly and has not been passed into law neither is it a state policy. This was made known by the Secretary to the Edo State Government, Mr. Osarodion Ogie Esq., yesterday in a press statement he signed.
The statement said, “members of the public who are concerned about parts of the bill can make input before its passage by the House”.
The statement further said, civil society groups who are raising concerns about sections of the bill can constructively engage with the Assembly and not resort to acts that could cause a breakdown of law and order in the state.
Mr. Osarodion Ogie stated that, the lawmaking process is one that involves comprehensive assessment of a bill before passage and it is refreshing that the conversation on the bill is generating public interest but this must not degenerate to civil disturbances capable of being hijacked by unscrupulous elements.
The statement concluded by calling on all those who have reservations about sections of the bill to explore the statutory provisions of the law in making their contribution.