Benue killings: I Advise Governor Ortom Of Benue State Against Anti-Grazing Bill – Simon Lalong

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong on Thursday said he cautioned his colleague, the Governor of Benue State  Samuel Ortom against the anti-open grazing bill when the idea was being mooted last year.

He said Samuel Ortom should have first explored the ranching system and make adjustments where necessary, rather than making laws to isolate some sections of the society.

Simon said this shortly after he had a closed door meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Reacting to the famers-herdsmen clashes in Benue state and some states of the federation which led to lost of life of over 20 people, the governor said one of the things that have sustained peace in Plateau, has been wide consultation with the people concerning the ranching policy.

Simon said many of Plateau citizens have bought into the idea and have voluntarily  freely donated lands for the pilot scheme to take off.

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