Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has hailed the suspension of Ruga settlements plan by the Federal Government as victory for all peace-loving Nigerians.
The Governor, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase, stated the rejection of the Ruga settlement model was not personal but rather a struggle by Nigerians against impunity and injustice.
Ortom commended President Muhammadu Buhari for heeding to the call of Nigerians.
He said the decision to suspend the proposal shows that Buhari has heard the voices of majority of Nigerians on the matter.
He stated that truth has prevailed on the issue, quoting John 8: 32 “you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”
Governor Ortom urged the federal government to take a step further to encourage pastoralists and other livestock owners to embrace ranching as the best model of animal husbandry.