We need Pres. Buhari to take us to the promised land – Gov says as he declares 3-day fasting


The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as the only medicine Nigeria needs to overcome challenges precipitated by corruption.

Ortom stated this while speaking to senior journalists in Abuja, noting that the president is the only one who has courageously confronted corruption while past leaders merely celebrated it as part of governance.

Buhari remains the medicine for Nigeria. Despite his age, he is willing to add value, instil discipline and wipe away corruption in Nigeria. Before him, nobody was bold enough to confront corruption. It is good for Nigerians to pray for him. For us in Benue we have declared three days fast for Buhari for his quick recovery so that he can come back to work for us. We have no business with poverty in Nigeria but indiscipline and corruption have combined to keep us down. We need Buhari to take us to the Promised Land.

Commenting on the anti-grazing bill, which the Benue State House of Assembly recently passed into law, the governor explained that it was meant to end the incessant violent confrontations between farmers and herdsmen in the state and create wealth for all.

We in Benue State have a job to do and we will certainly do it. The anti-grazing bill does not say herdsmen should use gun and kill people. We are not sending any herdsmen away from Benue but they must ranch their cattle under the law. The ranching bill is meant to protect both the farmer and the herdsman. I challenge anyone against the bill to give me a better alternative to the current challenge we have on our hands. I like superior arguments and if there is any on the matter, I would quickly adjust.


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