The Federal Government has been called on by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to grant license to responsible Nigerians to carry guns to deter criminals from attacking innocent and helpless Nigerians.
Ortom stated this during the virtual meeting convened by Centre for Values in Leadership, CVL, in collaboration with Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF on Tuesday.
The Benue State Governor further stated that the policy should be supported by a strict legal framework to prevent illegal possession of arms by the citizenry without exception.
He further stated that governments in the country needs to understand that insecurity is a real threat to development of Nigeria and be willing to sincerely tackle the menace.
Governor Ortom recommended adequate funding of security agencies and continuous training of their personnel to enable them to be abreast of global dynamics in the fight against insecurity.
“I urge the Federal Government to embrace ranching as it is the global best practice of animal husbandry and enacts a law to end open grazing which often comes with attacks on farming communities by armed herdsmen militia.”
“The Federal Government should ensure that there is improved educational standard and enhanced public enlightenment campaigns to give the people, particularly youths the needed orientation to shun negative acts and become more patriotic”