- Governor Samuel Ortom has vowed not to implement recommendations of various judicial panels of enquiries on herdsmen attacks in the state
- He claimed that none of the recommendations agreed with the state’s anti-grazing law
- The Benue governor also asked the federal government to forget the idea of an open grazing in the state
Recommendations of various judicial panels of enquiries on herdsmen attacks in different parts of Benue state would not be implemented, the governor of the state, Samuel Ortom has declared.
The Benue state governor said this is because none of the recommendations agreed with the state’s anti-grazing law.
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Going further, the Benue state governor also accused the federal government of ignoring the implementation of its aspect of the recommendations contained in the reports of the various panels, Punch reports.
Ortom who disclosed this through Terver Akase, his chief press secretary, argued that if the federal government was not able to implement the report of the panels it set up, Nigerians should also not expect compliance from the state government.
“I think we heard that they have abandoned that idea; we don’t know but there is no indication on the part of the Federal Government to implement whatever recommendations.
“We in Benue State have already said what we think should be the issue about this herdsmen/farmers crisis.
“We said if you are asking states to donate land, measuring 500 hectares, Benue State doesn’t have such land and in addition to that, we have a law in place which has prohibited open grazing,” he said.
The governor also asked the federal government to forget the idea of an open grazing in the state.
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NAIJ.com had reported that the wife of the Benue state governor, Eunice Ortom stated that 19 out of the 23 local government areas of the state had been under siege by suspected herdsmen.
The governor’s wife made the claim on Thursday, October 11, when speaking at the celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child organised by the Eunice Spring of Life Foundation.
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