Samuel Ortom the Benue State Governor has accused the federal government of having hidden agenda on open grazing.
Ortom said that FG has shown that it supported the open grazing despite the resolutions reached by the 17 Southern Governors in Asaba.
The governor said this in his statement that was signed by his spokesman, Terver Akase.
He said at this time when the country is worried about the security situation and many citizens are calling for national dialogue to address the fundamental issues that have led to the present state of affairs, the Federal Government considers the reopening of cattle grazing routes as the only solution available to solve the problem.
Samuel Ortom blamed the presidency plan to begin rehabilitation work on grazing reserves in the country next month.
Ortom recollected that the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) had met on February 9 and decided that the current system of herding mainly by open grazing is no longer bearable, given the growing urbanization and population of the country.