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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Anti-Open Grazing Law: Benue to auction confiscated livestock





The Benue Government has directed its Ministry of Finance to appoint a registered
Auctioneer to auction livestock confiscated in violation of the state Anti-Open Grazing
Law 2017.
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The Commissioner for Information, Mr Lawrence Onoja, disclosed this while briefing
newsmen after the state Executive Council meeting on Thursday in Makurdi.
Onoja said the livestock was confiscated from some cattle owners in the state who
violated the subsisting law against open grazing.
The commissioner said the government also gave the livestock owners up to March 19
to pay stipulated fines to the state Ministry of Agriculture to claim their animals.
He said failure of the owners to do so the livestock would be auctioned as from March
20.
Onoja also disclosed that the council approved the release of N261 million as
counterpart fund for International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) programme
in the state.
He said the council also approved the constitution of the Debt Management Committee
for the state, similar to the Debt Management Office (DMO) at the federal level. (NAN)

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