Both chambers of the National Assembly discussed the minister’s comments separately on Wednesday but arrived at the same conclusion.

The Minister had spoken about the anti-open grazing law while briefing journalists after a meeting of the security chiefs and President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

Apart from asking him to withdraw his call, the House of Representatives called on the Federal Government to submit a supplementary budget to the National Assembly to develop colonies immediately in the 11 states that have agreed to donate land for cattle colonies.