Plateau Federal Lawmakers Reject Grazing Reserves

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Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

The Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Jonah David Jang, and the member representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Honourable Istifanus Gyang, have rejected the grazing reserve policy, describing it as anti-people.

In the statement signed by Comrade Clinton Garuba, an aide to Jang, the Senator said, “For the Federal Government which owns no cattle, to connive with willing state governors to impose a grazing reserve policy on helpless citizens who have suffered the brunt of rampaging herdsmen in recent past is not only an abuse of their rights but an assault on their already battered psyche; and this must bevehemently resisted.”

Jang said his position on grazing reserve policy remains the same both on the floor of the senate and at any other forum that Plateau people have not land to cede the federal government or any group for grazing.

“As a people, who have experienced the atrocities of those who seek to take over their land by whatever means, Plateau people must be resilient in rejecting any law or request that seeks to tamper with their heritage, not even the involvement of the Government of the day should deter them”, he warned.

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