Sen­ate works on cat­tle move­ment bill

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Is­mail Mu­dashir

The Sen­ate is work­ing on a bill that crim­i­nal­izes the move­ment of cat­tle across the coun­try with a fine of N5m on an of­fender and a jail term. Tagged,” An Act to con­trol the keep­ing and move­ment of cat­tle in Nige­ria, (SB 311)” sponsored by Se­na­tor Chukuwuka Utazi (PDP, Enugu North), it pre­scribes N5m fine for a cor­po­rate body and N1m for in­di­vid­ual of­fend­ers. The bill scaled through first read­ing penul­ti­mate Thurs­day and is ex­pected to be listed for sec­ond read­ing next week when the sen­ate re­sumes from the Sal­lah break.

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