Benue: Copies Of Anti-Open Grazing Law To Be Made Available To Stakeholders

By Moses Adiku – Makurdi

Copies of the Benue State Anti-open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment law are to be made available to stake holders at the border communities between Benue and Nasarawa for guidance and strict adherence.

The decision formed part of resolutions taken at the end of the joint peace and security meeting between the two States held at the Akwe Doma Hall, Government House Lafia.

The resolutions were jointly signed by Governor Samuel Ortom and his Nasarawa State counterpart Engineer Abdulahi Sule.

According to the communique read by Governor Sule who was represented by his deputy Doctor Emmanuel Akabe,the Benue state Government was tasked to ensure that no livestock guard crosse’s over into Nasarawa boundary communities while performing their official assignment.

The meeting called on security agencies to intensify surveillance and patrol activities in their border areas as well as establish joint community conflict resolution committee mechanism.

It was also resolved that traditional rulers of both states engage in regular interaction in other to pacify their subjects to end all forms of hostilities to entrench peace in their communities.

Earlier, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom represented by his deputy Engineer Benson Abounu assured of the continous cooperation among the two states for lasting peace in the affected communities and stressed the need for everyone to obey the anti open grazing establishment law, while his Nasarawa counterpart, Engineer Abdulahi Sule represented by his deputy Doctor Emmanuel Akabe called on stakeholders to live in peace with one another.

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