Redeemed Church Rejects Grazing Zones Bill, Backs Ranches

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Gboyega Akinsanmi

Amid the rising spate of herdsmen’s attacks on farmers across the country, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Thursday rejected a bill seeking to create grazing zones in all states of the federation.

Also, the church asked the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to put an end to the national strike they had called over the increase in the pump price of premium motor spirit (PMS).

The Chairman of National Council of Elders, Pastor. Israel Abatan, made the call at a news conference he addressed along with Media/Publicity Secretary, Pastor Ayodeji Olulani and Vice Chairman of the council, Pastor Obadiah Mulero and a member RCCG Board of Trustee, Elder Kayode Ajayi.

Abatan, who addressed the conference on the church’s 15th National Elders’ Congress and Praise Nights in Lagos, noted that Nigeria would change very soon, urging the countrymen to endure the difficult time.

He disclosed that if allowed to sail through, the grazing bill would not end herdsmen-farmers conflict in the country, noting that it was not proper for the federal government to finance the creation of grazing zone for herdsmen.