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We’ll reject review of Land Use Act by FG – Gov Ortom

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Governor Samuel Ortom says Benue State will reject the deliberate evaluation of the Land Use Act by the Federal Authorities with vehemence as it’s meant to seize land for open grazing, cattle routes and grazing reserves.

Ortom spoke on Monday whereas reacting to allegations of deliberate evaluation of the Land Use Act of 1978 to provide possession of land to the Federal Authorities and to push for take over of waterways and River Banks by the Federal Authorities.

The Governor acknowledged that the try and evaluation the Land Use Act by the presidency wouldn’t be acceptable by Benue State because it was one other try and seize land from the individuals for open grazing, stating that continued insistence on open grazing and cattle routes connotes a hidden agenda.

He additionally famous that Livestock Guards can’t be held chargeable for any strayed cattle in the middle of making an attempt to impound livestock that contravene the ranching legislation of the state.

The Governor famous that as herders come armed, assault and generally kill Livestock Guards and safety brokers in the middle of discharging their tasks, drive must be utilized to impound the cattle which might end result to stray ones.

He acknowledged that if herdsmen had obeyed the ranching legislation of the state and complied with its provisions, nothing of such would have occurred within the first place not to mention the blame sport.

Governor Ortom described the allegation as low cost blackmail, stressing that it was ridiculous for the presidency to proceed to search for an answer to farmers and herders disaster when ranching is there and had confirmed to be a world finest resolution.

The Governor, who obtained the Assistant Commandant Common, Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, accountable for Zone H, Harilu Usman, acknowledged the help of Agro Rangers to peace and safety within the state.

ACG Haliru Usman, whereas pledging his dedication to peace and safety in Benue and different states underneath his jurisdiction, stated the declaration of Thursdays and Fridays as public holidays for civil servants was an illustration that Benue is actually the Meals Basket of the Nation.

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