Ortom, Benue governor

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has reacted to the comments made by his Plateau State counterpart, Mr Simon Lalong, about the prohibition of open grazing in Benue.

Ortom’s reaction comes one day after Governor Lalong said he had earlier warned his colleague against the implementation of the anti-open grazing law in the state.

The Benue governor told a delegation of the Arewa Consultative Forum on Friday at his office in Makurdi that he was pained by such comments and consequently called Lalong who denied making such statement.

“Somebody drew my attention yesterday (Thursday) that he (Lalong) made such comments that he warned me not to implement the law and I was wondering if my colleague from Plateau State could say that; so I called him and he told me he did not say it,” said Ortom.

“But later, when I watched it on Channels Television, he castigated me beyond what I thought a colleague of mine should (but) I’ve forgiven him.”

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