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19 Jan 2018

TARABA COMMISERATES WITH BENUE, DONATES RELIEF MATERIALS FOR IDPS

By David Mzer


The Taraba State Government today donated a trailer load of relief materials to the Benue State Government for Internally displaced Persons ( IDPs) of  the recent herdsmen attacks in Benue State.

Making the donation on behalf of the Taraba State Government, the Taraba State Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Adi Jersey said the Taraba State Government commiserates with  the Government and people of Benue State, and strongly condemns the dastardly attack on the people of Benue State.

He said as a very close neighbour, whatsoever affects the people of Benue State also affects the Government and people of Taraba State.

The Finance Commissioner who was accompanied  by his counterpart in the Ministry of Environment, Mrs Rebecca Manasseh donated 100 bags of rice, maize, beans, gallons of palm oil, among others.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Benue State Government, the Special Adviser to the Governor of Benue State  on Agro Business, Hon. Abua Crucial Yajir appreciated the Government and people of Taraba State for the kind gesture, and for standing behind the state in its moment of grief.
"Benue and Taraba are going through common challenges, we appreciate the Taraba State Government for standing behind the state in its moment of grief", he said.

Hon. Abua reiterated that the Anti-Open Grazing and Ranches Establishment Law was not targeted at any individual or ethnic group, but was enacted to bring to an end the perennial conflict between farmers and herdsmen.

He said  the law has  stiff penalties for rustling, which includes life imprisonment, which is also the penalty for killing a human being.

He concluded that Benue State stands for anything that promotes peace, and is strongly against intimidation.

The Executive Secretary of the Benue State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA) Mr Emmanuel Shior appreciated the Taraba State Government for been a good neighbour, as this is not the first time Taraba State is extending a good gesture to the state.
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