Gov Bello assents bills to halt grazing reserves encroachment in Niger State

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Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello has assented to laws that will halt grazing reserves encroachment in the state.

The law is “A Law to establish Baro Area Development  Commission and for Other Matters Connected Therewith 2020”.

The commission came into operation on the 24th of September 2020 with an office in Baro while its head office is in Minna. According to the law, the commission shall have a member of the Governing Board to include the Chairman, Managing, Director and Executive Directors.

The commission is a corporate body with perpetual succession and a common seal; which may sue and be sued in its corporate name.

Similarly, Bello also assented to the Grazing Reserves Law NO.4 of 1965, The Grazing Reserves Law (declaration and publication of boundaries) REGULATIONS 2022.

The law is to stop the increasing cases of encroachment and other illegal and unauthorized activities in and around the reserves by persons who do not have the requisite permit to carry out such activities in the reserves.

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