Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom described the decision of Southern Governors Forum to enact laws to ban open grazing of livestock in the region.
The Governor also commended his counterparts for backing their May 11 Asaba declaration with the resolve to legally prohibit nomadic cattle rearing; a resolution which conforms with the global best practice of animal husbandry.
Governor Ortom is also in support of the Southern Governors Forum for their position on rotation of the Presidency between the north and south, beginning from 2023.
He believes that only equity, fairness and justice can strengthen the unity of Nigeria, give all citizens a sense of belonging and reduce tensions across the country.
The Governor re-echoes his call on the Federal Government to respect the 1999 Constitution regarding fundamental human rights, the rule of law and federal character.
Governor Ortom reaffirms his belief in Nigeria’s unity and expresses optimism that the country will overcome its current challenges and emerge stronger as a great nation.