Ortom speaks from Japan, says no alternative to Ranching

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Nigerian Concord Newspaper

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has reiterated his stand on the Anti-Open Grazing and Ranches Establishment Law as the preferred model for rearing livestock in the state.

Gov. Ortom was fielding questions from the international press at the ongoing global economic summit in Japan.

In response to a question on his stand regarding the newly touted federal government policy on livestock breeding in the country, he stated that “There is already an existing law in the state on Ranching and any form of livestock breeding activity in the state will have to conform to that law.”

The governor emphasised that the government and people of the state under his leadership will embrace such policies as are in line with extant laws in the state, in line with the principle of rule of law.

Gov. Ortom has so far at the ongoing economic summit held deliberations with international economic and financial bodies towards expanding the investment climate in the state.