Grazing Reserves: Benue State To Drag FG To Court

Benue Won't Give Out Any Land For Grazing Reserve – Ortom tells FG –

Moses Ofodeme

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has threatened to start a lawsuit over the alleged violation of the Land Use Act over the recent mandate of the Federal Government regarding the creation of grazing reserves.

Ortom, disclosed this on Sunday, August 22, at the Makurdi Airport while addressing the media on his return from Delta State where he attended the burial of the father of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

According to him, the Land Use Act is clear on the issue of land ownership and management, stressing that any attempt to subvert his right as a Governor through the creation of nonexistent Cattle Routes would be resisted with legal action.

He advised the Presidency to ensure the workability of the plan; so that things would work better for the country.

Ortom,further noted that insisting on cattle routes in the 21st century; when states are enacting ranching laws was retrogressive adding that already, there is a serious food crisis in the country due to insecurity; and if nothing is done to curtail the trend, the situation would get worse in the coming years.

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