- A Benue state politician identified as Daniel Ukpera is currently in the news for his recent donation
- According to a report shared on Facebook, he reportedly donated a bulk of nylon ropes to goat rearers in some communities in Makurdi LGAs
- Ukpera explained that this was to prevent free movement and grazing of goats in line with the state's Anti-Open Grazing And Ranches Establishment Law, 2017
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Currently trending on social media is a Benue state politician, Daniel Ukpera who recently donated a bulk of nylon ropes to the goat-rearing people in some communities in Makurdi LGAs.
The former contender for Guma constituency seat in the state's House of Assembly 2019, explained that this to prevent free movement and grazing of goats in line with the state Anti-Open Grazing And Ranches Establishment Law, 2017.
Making the donation at Imande Akpu and Tse-Chagu communities, Hon. Ukpera said the government has enacted the law to prohibit free Grazing of livestock and so there is need for them to lead by example for their visitors (Fulani herdsmen) to emulate.
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Facebook user, Princess Akporaro Enaroseha Eribo shared the news and accompanied it with photos.
Part of the post reads:
"He explained that his choice of Tse-Chagu and Imande Akpu as the first beneficiaries of this round of distribution was informed by the fact that they are the highest goat owners in that part of the Local Government.
After a thorough sensitization on the need for tying of goats, Ukpera took record of those who needed the ropes but could not get it owing to the large turn out of people and promised to reach them soon in another round of the gesture."
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John Tyeku, an elder who responded on behalf of the beneficiaries, appreciated the honorable for his efforts and described it as a welcomed developement stating that keeping their goats tied was a challenge.
"Our pigs are always in dens but tying of goats is our major challenge because we use local fibre and mosquito nets to twist the ropes which cannot stand the test of time.
God will bless you, Ukpera, for having the interest of your people at heart even as you have not held any elective or appointive position," he said.
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