Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has once more referred to as on the Federal Authorities to institute a probe into contracts awarded for the institution of Ruga settlements in elements of the nation.
The Governor made the decision on Thursday whereas declaring open the Nationwide Government Council, NEC assembly and Basic Meeting of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria CAN, going down in Makurdi.
He stated although majority of Nigerians rejected Ruga, the contracts had already been awarded, saying it’s nonetheless the appropriate of the folks to know what turned of the funds.
Governor Ortom emphasised that Benue was the primary to reject the idea of Ruga as a result of it was misleading and in opposition to the curiosity of individuals of the state who’re predominantly farmers.
He stated it was crucial that funds earlier earmarked for Ruga initiatives be recovered and utilized for the Nationwide Livestock Transformation Plan, NLTP.
Governor Ortom, who alluded to threats and inciting statements credited to some Fulani socio cultural associations, noticed that their intention was not about cattle grazing however to take over the land.
The Governor reaffirmed his administration’s resolve to proceed with enforcement of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Institution Regulation, 2017.
Governor Ortom referred to as on the church to not stop prayers and stay united with a purpose to overcome challenges.
Nationwide President Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, His Eminence, Reverend Samson Ayokunle, stated the church is united in assist of the Governor’s stand in opposition to militia herders’ assaults. He thanked the Authorities and folks of Benue State for the nice and cozy reception accorded delegates to the CAN NEC assembly and Basic Meeting.
The Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse tasked Christians to enhance religion with works to attain desired targets.
Gov Ortom calls for probe of ‘failed’ Ruga contracts