Water Resources Bill: Governor Ortom threatens to drag FG/NASS to court

Water Resources Bill: Governor Ortom threatens to drag FG/NASS to court

- The reintroduction of the Water Resources Bill is still generating different reactions

- Governor Samuel Ortom has threatened to drag FG and NASS to court over the controversial bill

- The Benue governor described the bill as "injustice and wickedness" to the people of Nigeria

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As the National Water Resources Bill still courts different controversies across the country, Governor Samuel Otorm of Benue state has threatened legal action against the federal government.

Legit.ng recalls that the controversial bill was reintroduced by the ninth National Assembly after it was thrown out by the immediate NASS.

Speaking on Monday, August 31, at the State House where he hosted the new leadership of Mdzough U Tiv, MUT, an umbrella body of Tiv, Governor Ortom said the bill cannot be "passed through the back door."

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Ortom threatens to drag FG/NASS to court over National Water Resources Bill

Governor Samuel Ortom has vowed to drag FG and NASS to court over the bill. Credit: Vanguard.
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Ortom described the bill as wickedness, adding that the bill is an injustice to the people of Benue state and the country in its entirety.

“So if the National Assembly continues hearing on the bill I will take them to court. It is very wrong and we will not continue to keep quiet on things that affect our land and our people. We cannot allow this injustice to continue in our country and we keep quiet.

“That law will not be accepted in Benue state because we have Rivers Katsina/Ala and Benue which we will not allow anybody take away from us for the purpose of grazing cattle.

“It is a disgrace to this country that even in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, cattle have been allowed to take over our major roads hindering free traffic flow," the governor said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari decried the crises and feuds in which the All Progressives Congress (APC) was embroiled with during and after the 2019 general elections.

Speaking during the consultative meeting among the executive, legislative and the party leadership at the Presidential Villa on Monday, August 31, Buhari said different rancours in APC have led to unnecessary squabbles.

According to the president, this has cost the party too much as APC lost many legislative and executive seats during the 2019 election.

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