Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Thursday said the Southern Governors’ decision banning open grazing of cattle in the region is a right path to address insecurity.
Ortom made the remark at Holy Ghost Parish Hall in Makurdi while delivering his speech on the occasion of ‘Media Week and Communications Day 2021’, organised by the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi.
The governor said whoever opposes such a lofty decision aimed at addressing insecurity, definitely has a hidden agenda.
Ortom maintained that Nigeria remains a great country with huge potentials and should, ordinarily, have no business with poverty if only there were guaranteed security for lives and property and the people are allowed to remain stable in their localities.
he expressed appreciation to the Church and Muslims in Benue state as well as residents for being supportive of his administration just as he acknowledged the good reportage of government policies and programmes by the Directorate of Social Communication, Catholic Diocese of Makurdi.
On his part, the Catholic Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, Most Reverend Wilfred Anagbe, said that social communication was meant to uplift humanity and the society, emphasising that it remains a positive aspect of reality of life and not the other way round.