By Bode Olagoke
A former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Patrick Moro, has challenged Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, to invite President Muhammadu Buhari for projects commissioning “if he has any to show.”
The former minister also attributed the difficulty in implementing the Benue state anti-open grazing law to the hasty process in which the new regulation was packaged.
Speaking with newsmen yesterday in Abuja, Moro lamented that the state was tilting towards collapse, daring the governor to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to the Benue to commission any project he has executed since May 2015.
He said: “Looking at Benue state under Governor Samuel Ortom, I can say, without prejudice to immodesty, that since the creation of Benue state, this administration has been one of the most monumental failures that we have ever had. Benue state at this moment is tilting towards a complete collapse.
“President Buhari was in Ebonyi state days ago, commissioning projects. We have asked that in those days, I was asking that the vice-president who was acting president then, be invited to my state; I have asked the governor of my state, Benue to invite the president to commission one project two years after but they cannot do it.”
On the recent anti-open grazing law he said while he was one of those who advocated for the law, but that the government should have given a grace period within which herdsmen in the state would be advised to build ranches or diversify.