Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has had it rough with Fulani herdsmen. The anti-grazing law which the Governor signed in his state has put him at war with the herdsmen. Personally, I don't blame the Governor because his people have been killed in hundreds by this killer herdsmen who carry AK-47 around just to protect themselves and their cattle.
Governor Samuel Ortom and his wife, Dr Eunice Ortom, were present today at the solemnization and holy matrimony of Barrister Susan Anbua and Barrister Amos Wuhe at St Dominic Catholic Church Sachi in Makurdi, the state capital. Governor Ortom congratulated the couple and challenged them to rely on God's word and pray for their marriage's success.
Photo Credit: Samuel Ortom. The Benue State Police Command said its operatives in the early hours of Sunday killed 14 bandits during a gun battle to repel the attackers from freeing detainees at a police cell in the Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of the State.Photo Credit: Police Station.
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Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has had a difficult time dealing with Fulani herders. The Governor of his state has declared war on the herdsmen after signing an anti-grazing ordinance. I don't blame the Governor because his people have been slaughtered in the hundreds by these killer herders who carry AK-47s merely to protect themselves and their cattle.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state said Nigerians are dissatisfied with the federal government because it has failed to decisively address the attacks by herdsmen. The Benue state governor made the statement on Thursday, June 17, during his speech at the 2021 law week of the Nigerian Bar Association (MBA) in Makurdi, Benue state, The Sun reported.
The ban on open grazing which was issued by Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has put him at war with fulani herdsmen in the state. Ortom was lucky to survive an assassination attempt on his life months ago as a result of the same ban on open grazing.
Ortom declares Thursday, Friday in June, July as work-free day for civil servants Photo Credit: Daily Post Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has approved Thursday and Friday in the month of June and July 2021 as work-free days to enable civil servants in the state to engage themselves in farming activities.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State today unveiled some gubernatorial aspirants on the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) platform for the 2023 elections at the JS Tarka Institute of Political Studies in Gboko. During the defection ceremony of Mr Joseph Kaaba, Emmanuel Kwaghgba, and their throngs of supporters from the All Progressives Congress, APC, into the PDP, Governor Ortom introduced the aspirants to party faithful.
Governor Samuel Ortom has received assurances from the people of Benue State that his administration will continue to deliver them with democratic dividends. During the Governor's 2021 Democracy Day media briefing at the New Banquet Hall of Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, they sent various goodwill messages to him through political, religious, and union leaders.
Grazing in Nigeria is indeed one of the means that herdsmen are using to perpetuate their evil atrocities upon the Nigerian citizens. The Benue State Government Samuel Ortom has voiced out against the practice of open grazing of cattle in Nigeria. He explained why the Federal Government should abandon open grazing and abduct ranching.
Former Benue State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Sule Yaji, said Governor Samuel Ortom has the leadership semblance of brevity, straightforwardness of the late Aper Aku, his predecessor. Yaji was the Deputy Governor of Benue State at the time Aper Aku was the Governor between 1979 to 1983.
The state government of BENUE has declared Thursdays and Fridays as work-free days so that workers in the state can participate in farming activities on those days. This will be the third time that the state government would declare work free days for its employees during the planting and harvest seasons in the state.
Governor Samuel Ortom has reeled out his achievements as a governor of Benue State and termed it selfless service to Benue people. Governor Ortom who delivered a 44 paragraphs speech on his mid-term scorecard, at Benue People's House, in Makurdi, the State capital on June 12, 2021, stated his achievements in the areas; Security, Agriculture, Education, Health, Infrastructure, Rural development, Water supply and the Environment, Information, Commerce and Industry, Science and Technology, Transparency and Accountability, Youth development and Sports, Addressing the salary and pensions challenges and IDPs and Humanitarian challenges.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to Uphold his of office as President of all Nigerians and lead in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Governor Ortom made the call today in Makurdi, at the 2021 annual Law Week celebration, organized by the Nigerian Bar Association Makurdi Branch, with the theme; Open Grazing In Nigeria: Threat To National and Food Security, National Cohesion and Sustainable Development.
Alhaji Sule Iyaji, the former Deputy Governor of Benue State under the late Aper Aku, says Governor Samuel Ortom had similar leadership qualities to his predecessor. Alhaji Sule, who paid a visit to Governor Ortom at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi today, praised Governor Ortom as fearless, straightforward, and proactive, much as Aku, and said Benue is fortunate to have such leaders.
Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State, has asked more states throughout the country to pass the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law, which will effectively end open grazing in Nigeria. Governor Ortom made the statement today in Makurdi while giving the keynote presentation at the 2021 annual law week celebration, which had the topic "Open Grazing in Nigeria: Threat to National and Food Security, National Cohesion, and Sustainable Development."
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom said President Muhammadu Buhari shocked him and other Nigerians when he granted an interview to Arise News and insisted that the grazing routes of the 1960s must be reopened to grant cows free passage to all parts of the country. Governor Ortom stated this in his keynote address delivered at the 2021 Nigerian Bar Association annual law week which held in Makurdi with the theme "Open Grazing in Nigeria: Threat to National and Food Security, National Cohesion and Sustainable Development."
The first civilian Deputy Governor to late Aper Aku of Benue State, Alhaji Sule Iyaji says Governor Samuel Ortom has similar leadership attributes as his principal, the late Aper Aku. Alhaji Sule who spoke today, 18 June 2021 when he visited Governor Ortom at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi, described Governor Ortom as brave, straightforward and proactive just the way Aku was, saying with such leaders Benue is blessed, Citizen TV reported.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has urged more states in Nigeria to enact a law to ban open grazing and stipulate the creation of ranches for the rearing of cattle, saying it is the best solution to the perennial attacks on farmers by Fulani herdsmen. The Governor’s call was contained in his keynote address which he delivered at the 2021 annual law week celebration which took place in Makurdi with the theme "Open Grazing in Nigeria: Threat to National and Food Security, National Cohesion and Sustainable Development.”
The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has approved Thursdays and Fridays work-free days for the public servant in the state. These work-free days commenced from 17 June to 30 July as stated by him. The development is to enhance farming and agricultural development in the state during planting harvest seasons.