A bill seeking to create a database for cows in the country has sparked lots of reactions.
Tori4africa reported that the bill for an act to provide for National Livestock Bureau scaled second reading at Tuesday’s plenary session.
According to the proposed law financed by Senator Muhammad Enagi (Niger South), the agency will be in charge of identification, traceability and registration of livestock such as cows and goats to curb cattle rustling. It also ensures the protection, control and management of all livestock in Nigeria.
Still, on checking cattle rustling, the bill will help address the infections and other hazards to human lives caused by the trend of livestock.
He said the mechanism in charge will also ensure that animal products being imported into, or sold in, Nigeria are easily tracked to ensure human safety.
The Senator said livestock identification by the agency will include ownership and other details including their origin, birthplace, sex and breed.
On social media, a lot of persons are surprised and worried about the proposed bill. So many Nigerians on social media carpeted the Senate for considering such a bill, characterizing it as insignificant.
Social commentator Adetutu Balogun said:
“A country yet to complete a National Database for people is proposing a National Database for Cows. Thank you United Kingdom for my citizenship.
Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer PiggyVest Odunayo Eweniyi tweeted:
Not a single unified database for the people, but sureeeee let’s do it for the cows.
Dr Olufunmilayo reacted:
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Guess what Nigeria is doing? Nigeria to have National Database for Cows. Pls don’t laugh. This is a true life story from the Giant of Africa.