By Perez Brisibe & Ochuko Akuopha
UGHELLI—DELTA State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor, has reaffirmed that the state government in partnership with the state House of Assembly, will pass the Anti-Grazing Bill currently before the state Assembly.
Mrakpor also debunked reports that the state governor was using his executive powers to stop the state House of Assembly from passing the bill into law.
Speaking in Ughelli, during a parley with members of Ughelli Correspondents Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Mrakpor said: “It is not true that the governor is sitting on the Anti-Grazing Bill. The bill will be passed.
“I am telling you this as the Attorney General. I have read the bill and it is going for public hearing. The House of Assembly is working seriously in collaboration with my ministry on it and that is why I said it is not true as the governor has reason to sit on it and he is not that kind of person because this is a pain that we all feel.
“He is the kind of man that if money comes in and he cannot pay salary, he loses sleep. I have seen different kind of people, not because I am the Attorney General, but because of what I see. He struggles to pay salaries talk less of when human lives are at stake.
“So the bill is something of concern and I do not think anybody is playing with it. The governor and the House of Assembly are all serious about it, so I can assure you, the grazing bill will come. It is inevitable and it would be passed.”