Benue Monarch commends Ortom on Anti-open grazing Law

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The Adirahu Ny’Igede, His Royal Highness, Chief Oga Ero has observed that one of the greatest services Governor Samuel Ortom has rendered to humanity is the enactment of the Open Grazing Prohibition, Establishment and Ranches Law.

According to Chief Ero, the operation of the law has brought about peace in the state adding that despite the outbusts and unwarranted criticisms from those against the implementation of the law, the governor stood to his ground.

The Adirahu made the disclosures when members of the Independent Print Media Publishers Association of Nigeria (IPPAN) on tour of local government areas paid a courtesy call on the traditional ruler.

Represented by Chief Dr. Daniel Ulegede, the paramount ruler noted that there was relative peace in Oju local government area stating that the traditional council has set up security committees at different levels to ensure peace in the area.

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He, however, called on the government to set up boundary adjustment committee to demarcate areas where there were land disputes.

At Obi Local Government, the publishers were received by the vice chairman, Mr. Ruskin Udo, who stood in for the chairman, Mr. Peter Onche.

The vice chairman spoke on the achievements of the local government which included construction of culverts, renovation of the area court and police post at Itakpa and construction of the round about at Obarike-Ito.

Earlier, National President of IPPAN, Babs Usigbe noted the pivotal role traditional rulers play in keeping peace in their domains.

He said they should continue to prevail on the youths to pursue ventures that are productive instead of engaging in vices capable of ruining their future.

The Publishers will continue the tour tomorrow (May 16).

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