Tiv people across the world have been urged to join hands in building a strong and progressive nation of their dreams.
The President General of the Lagos State Chapter of Mutual union of Tiv, a socio cultural organisation of the Tiv people, Prince Aondowase Kajo said the only way the Tiv people can protect and promote their collective interest was by collectively speaking with one voice.
Kajo was speaking at the handing over ceremony of the association to the newly elected Lagos State Exco.
Security issue in Benue
He appealed to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom to give priority to security issues.
“To to curb the lingering crisis between farmers and herdsmen in Benue, government has to intervene to ensure the safety of lives and property,’’ Kajo stated.
He also commended the Benue State House of Assembly for the passage of the anti-grazing bill, urging Governor Ortom to give quick assent to the Bill.
This according to him will help to dissuade the minds of some people who are insinuating that the Nigerian Government has succeeded in changing the narratives of the Benue crises to shield the Fulani herdsmen from prosecution.
The Tiv people belong to a minor ethnic group in Nigeria numbering about six million. They occupy the middle belt region of Nigeria, comprising Benue, Taraba, Nassarawa and Plateau states.
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