Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has said the judgment of the Federal High Court today which dismissed the suit filed by Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore against the Benue State Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law is victory for justice, democracy and the rule of law.
According to a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase he said Governor Ortom commends the country’s judiciary for proving once again that it is indeed the last hope of the common people.
He says the judgment affirms the fact the law was duly enacted and it is in the interest of all Nigerians who wish to go into livestock business in the state.
The statement further stated that the Governor, on behalf of the government and people of the state appreciates individuals and groups, as well as all other Nigerians who supported the state while the case lasted.
Governor Ortom restates the commitment of his administration to ensuring that implementation of the ranching law guarantees peace in all parts of the state.
He urges Miyetti Allah groups and other livestock owners to embrace ranching which is the global best practice of animal husbandry.