Samuel Ortom, Benue State governor, on Thursday, said Nigerians kicking against the southern governors’ decision banning open grazing of cattle have hidden agenda.
Ortom made the remark at Holy Ghost Parish Hall in Makurdi, the state capital, while delivering his speech on the occasion of ‘Media Week and Communications Day 2021’, organised by the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi.
The governor said that his southern counterparts have chosen the right path to address insecurity.
He maintained that Nigeria remains a great country with huge potentials and should, ordinarily, have no business with poverty, if only there are guaranteed security for lives and property.
Ortom expressed appreciation to the church and Muslims in state, as well as residents for being supportive of his administration.
The governor acknowledged the good reportage of government policies and programmes by the Directorate of Social Communication, Catholic Diocese of Makurdi.
The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, had kicked against the decision of the governors to ban open grazing across the southern part of the country.