Ortom backs Southern counterparts stand on open grazing, rotational presidency

Ortom backs Southern counterparts stand on open grazing, rotational presidency

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has hailed the decision of the Southern Governors Forum to enact laws to ban open grazing of livestock in the region, describing it as a bold and patriotic move that will bring to an end the lingering crisis caused by armed herdsmen.

Governor Ortom, who made the commendation in a statement by his chief press secretary Terver Akase, lauded his counterparts in Southern Nigeria for backing their May 11 Asaba declaration with the resolve to legally prohibit nomadic cattle rearing.

He also commended the Southern Governors Forum for their position on the rotation of the presidency between the north and south of the country, beginning from 2023.

Governor Ortom said only equity, fairness, and justice can strengthen the unity of Nigeria, give all citizens a sense of belonging and reduce tension.

Governor Ortom also reaffirmed his belief in Nigeria’s unity and expresses optimism that the country will overcome its current challenges and emerge as a great nation.

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