The Delta State House of Assembly has passed the bill Prohibiting Open Grazing, indiscriminate Breeding, Rearing and Marketing of Livestock in Delta State.
The bill was passed following a motion by the Majority Leader of the House, Ferguson Onwo and adopted during Tuesday’s resumed plenary presided over by Speaker Sherrif Oborevwori.
When eventually signed into law, the bill prohibits the carrying of firearms, either licenced or otherwise, by residents or individuals in the State.
It also seeks to address the arbitrary rearing and movements of livestock in the State.
Speaker Oborevwori expressed happiness over the development, saying that Deltans and other residents of the State would be very happy that the bill was passed.