PLANT MOLECULAR GENETICS AND CROP PRODUCTION, DOCTOR STANLEY DIMKPA CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT OF RIVERS STATE TO COMMENCE IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION AND EXECUTION OF THE RIVERS STATE 2021 ANTI-OPEN GRAZING LAW.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on August 30, 2021
An expert in Plant Molecular Genetics and Crop Production, Doctor Stanley Dimkpa has called on the government of Rivers State to commence immediate implementation and execution of the Rivers State 2021 Anti-Open Grazing Law.
Doctor Dimkpa made the call while speaking as guest on Radio Rivers news feature programme the Special Report.
To fast track the implementation of the all-important law, the academic appealed to the State Government to interface with Islamic Leaders, particularly the Mayeti Allah Association in the State to further create the needed awareness on the Anti-Open Grazing Law to carry along all stakeholders ahead of applicable punishment contained -in the law.
According to Doctor Stanley who is also the Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN in Rivers State said this will forestall erroneous impressions that the Law was targeted at any segment of society as punitive measures await defaulters.
The Christian cleric also appealed to government to constitute a think-tank of scholars and security experts to articulate the way forward with respect to a holistic implementation of the Law.
Doctor Dimkpa expressed the hope that the new law on Anti-Open Grazing would engender food production and thanked the State Legislature and government for not only articulating the bill but signed into law which is indicative of the fact that government was sensitive to the yearnings of the citizens.
The further advocated the use of ranches to promote high meat and daity production contending that moving cattles from Sokoto to Maiduguri and Port Harcourt cannot bring about high yield in meat production.