Lands Are Available For Fulani Herdsmen Who Want Wo Ranch

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has stated lands are on hand for Fulani herdsmen who desire to ranch their cattle in the state.

Mr. Ortom disclosed this on the 72nd birthday of Iyorwuese Higher, a former Nigeria Ambassador to Mexico. The Commissioner for Education, Dennis Ityayvar, represented him at the event.

According to him, Benue people are historical friends of the Fulanis.

Mr. Ityayvar stated, “His Excellency, Governor Samuel Ortom has explained again and again that we, Benue people are not against Fulani. We’re still friends.

“He has taken a decision now to be deliberate in explaining to people that the establishment of the anti-open grazing bill or law is a very progressive idea which is done in almost all nations of the world.”

The commissioner added that “those who have a lot of cattle are still using ranching.”

“Any Fulani individual who wants to establish a ranch in Benue will have the land. Even if our chairman wants to begin a ranch, he will get the land today,” stated Mr. Ityayvar. “We will provide you land and begin the ranch today so that people will see it as a model, and wherever we go, we desire to correct the impression because if you study history, you will see that we have always been friends with Fulani.”

In March, Mr. Ortom claimed that he was attacked by Fulani herdsmen while going to his farm.

In April, the Benue governor accused President Muhammadu Buhari of spearheading an alleged plot of the Fulani ethnic group to take over Nigeria.

“What is happening now, to me, is very clear; Mr. President is just working for these Fulanis to take over the whole country. His body language is what is being played out. The body language, the action, and inaction of Mr. President exhibit that he is solely the President of Fulani people; I have acknowledged this,” Mr. Ortom had claimed.

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