Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has urged members of the National Assembly to remain vigilant and resist last minute attempts to pass the National Grazing Reserves Council Bill.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Terver Akase, the Governor described the Bill as a violation of the Constitution and the Land Use Act.
Governor Ortom said he finds it curious that since two thousand and sixteen, the Presidency has insisted on the grazing reserves bill despite public outcry.
He emphasized that if the Buhari administration had concentrated on tackling insecurity in the manner they have pushed for the bill, the country would have been safer for every Nigerian.
In November 2016, the Senate rejected the controversial bill seeking to establish a Grazing Management Agency which was to ensure the creation of cattle grazing areas across the country.