Presenting an overview of the bill, Akpe pointed out that the bill was aimed at solving a lot of challenges. Bayelsa House of Assembly on Tuesday held a public hearing on a Bill seeking to prohibit open grazing of cattle in the state.The bill entitled “Cattle Breeding, Rearing, Marketing, Regulation and Control 2017’’ was sponsored by the Leader of the House, Mr Peter Akpe, representing Sagbama Constituency 1.News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hearing was organised by House’s Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources and Security and Special Duties.Declaring the hearing open, Speaker of the Assembly, Konbowei Benson, said that the House had resolved to adopt international best practices in its activities.According to him, henceforth, all bills being considered by the House must go through public hearing.Represented by the Chief Whip of the house, Mr Tonye Isenah, the speaker noted that law-making process was not an exclusive preserve of the 24-member assembly.

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