Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, today urged troops deployed to the State to assist in the implementation of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law in the state.

He spoke when he received principal officers of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Richard Kimbi, who paid him a courtesy call at the Benue Peoples House.

The Governor also urged military troops deployed to the state to stop ongoing killings by Fulani herdsmen, arrest those responsible, chase the invaders from the state and assist in the implementation of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law.

He appealed to policy makers to adopt international best practices in animal husbandry in line with modernization obtainable in the 21st century.

Governor Ortom commended the management of the University for delivering on its mandate in turning out graduates in various fields but urged that attention be given to practical aspects of agriculture.

He said the State Ministry of Works was attending to the request for the repair of the Uniagric road.

The delegation sympathized with the Governor on the current security challenges in the state and donated relief materials for those displaced.

The Vice Chancellor requested the rehabilitation of the road leading to the institution particularly the three major bridges on it.

 

Source: Benue State News

Author: Alexander Mezue

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