Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Benue Pulls Out Of Proposed Grazing Reserves By Governors

Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, yesterday reiterated the state government’s position on the proposed agreement by some state governors in Nigeria to provide grazing land for Fulani herdsmen with an emphatic no to the proposal.

Ortom, who spoke at an award ceremony by the Catholic Star Newspaper at the St. Joseph’s Yiman Catholic Church in Makurdi, said the state has no land to give for grazing and would not be a party to the decision.

He said the recent attacks by Fulani herders on Benue communities were unacceptable, adding that the menace of the herders had brought untold hardship to farmers in various communities in the state.

Earlier, while welcoming the guest to the ceremony, the Parish Priest of the church, Fr. Moses Iorapuu, said the award was for those who had distinguished themselves to the service of humanity.

He said the nine recipient of the award are philanthropist who have contributed in no small measures to the improvement of lives in the society. Some of the awardees, including Mr. Julius Atorough, Asema Achado and Governor Ortom said the were moved by the plight of the less privilege in society to provide succor to them.

They appreciated the Catholic Star Newspaper for the honour bestowed on them.
The Catholic Star Newspaper is a publication of the Catholic church.


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