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10 Jun 2016


Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has urged members of the Nigerian Bar Association to sustain the fight against crime to enable his administration succeed in ensuring lasting peace in the State.
Governor Ortom gave the charge today in Makurdi during this year’s annual Bar Lecture of the NBA, Makurdi Branch, on the topic Herdsmen Insurgency in Benue State and Implications on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights” and conferment of the award of Distinguished and Outstanding Governor with the Best Peace and Security Initiative.
Represented by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Michael Gusa, the Governor said fighting crime was not the responsibility of an individual but a collective duty.
He reiterated the commitment of his administration to transparency and accountability in its delivery of good governance.
Governor Ortom commended the NBA for recognizing his efforts in ensuring peace in the State and called on the leadership of the Bar to continue to support him to nip criminality in the bud.
In a ggoodwill message, Chief Judge of the State, Mr. Iorhemen Hwande lauded the leadership of the Bar under Mike Assoh for improving private practice in the legal profession.
In another goodwill message, President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Cosmas Idye, represented by the Director of Litigation, Mr. V.F. Iortyer called on the incoming leadership of NBA to continue with the good work of the Bar.
In the Lecture, Professor Agbo Madaki condemned the killings in the State by Fulani herdsmen and expressed worry that the crisis in Benue is not receiving the desired attention.
Earlier, Chairman of the NBA, Mr. Assoh said the Association had aligned with Governor Ortom’s position that Benue State has no land for grazing and the administration’s fight against crime.
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