• June 19, 2021

Ortom: FG’s Opposition To Ban On Open Grazing Points To Ulterior Motives

By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the Federal Government of having an ulterior motive consequent to its opposition to the ban on open grazing in some states.

Ortom’s statement, which was contained in a statement signed by his spokesman Terver Akase, was in reaction to the Presidency’s condemnation of the recent resolutions by Southern Governors, which included a ban on open grazing.

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The Presidency, through a statement by its spokesman, Garba Shehu, alleged that the resolutions failed to provide a viable panacea to the internecine conflicts between farmers and herders in the country, insisting that President Buhari had given the green light for the reopening of cattle grazing reserves in the country from next month.

“At a time the country is worried about the worsening security situation and many Nigerians are calling for national dialogue to address the fundamental issues that have led to the present state of affairs, the Federal Government considers the reopening of cattle grazing routes as the only solution available to it”, Ortom lamented.

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