Farmers commend Benue govt, state assembly for enacting grazing law


The Middle Belt Small Scale Farmers Network,MIBSSFANET, has commended the Benue state government and the State House of Assembly for enacting the Open Grazing Prohibition Bill to tackle the herdsmen menace in the state.

The Network noted that the law was the panacea to the persistent clashes between pastoralists and farmers adding that it would also ensure the safety of rural dwellers and farmers who were always at the receiving end of such crisis.

Speaking yesterday when the leadership of the Network led by the State Network Coordinator/General Secretary of MIBSSFANET, Mrs. Janet Adejo paid an advocacy visit to the Chairman of the Benue State House of Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture, Mr. James Gbande in Makurdi.

Mrs. Adejo observed that Benue State was the food basket of the nation with agriculture being the bed rock of the economy of the…

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