Elder States Man and Former Minister of Steel Elder Paul Wantaregh Unongu is set to deliver a Paper at the University of Mkar Student Executive Council Public lecture on Ranching As a Panacea for reducing Farmers and Herdsmen clash. Receiving a Delegation of the Student Executive Council led by the distinguished President Comrade Joseph Nomnor, Elder Paul Unongo described the students effort in organizing the Public Lecture as brave and timely. He also warned Students and Politicians in the state to desist from adding political coloration the public lecture scheduled to take place on the 5th of April 2018 at the University Chapel Auditorium.
Presenting their letter of invitation to the Elder States Man Paul Unongo to serve as a Guest Public Lecturer yesterday been Sunday 19th of March 2018, the Central Planing Committee CPC Chairman of the Public Lecture Rt Comrade Acha John who also doubles as the Vice President on behalf of the Delegation, thanked the Elder States man for making out time to see them in respect of His tight schedule. Comr Acha went further to express confidence in their choice of Paul Unongo as a Speaker at the Public lecture citing his vast experience as an administrator and politician noting that his in dept knowledge in the history of Benue as a state, His Charisma his and the fact that He also serves as a Leader of the great Tiv Nation necessitated the unanimous choice of Him been a Speaker at the Public Lecture. Comr Acha also stated that a fund Raiser to Purchase a Student Executive Council Coaster Bus for the benefit of all University of Mkar Students was in place to happen at the lecture too.
Adressing News Men after the Courtesy Call the President Comrade Joseph Nomnor thanked the press for good Publicity so far and described Paul Unongo as an inspiration, father, mentor and Leader of all, not just Benue and Nigeria, but Africa as a whole. He thanked the Elder States Man for agreeing to grace the August occasion as a Guest Public Speaker and expressed optimism that Elder Paul Unongo would do apt Justice to the topic and sub topics giving to him which centered around the roles of students youths, farmers and non farmers in the implementation of the Law on Ranching. Stating Further Comr Joseph said Barr Omale Omale would deliver the first lecture which is aimed at giving insight into the working of the Law as 98 percent of Benue residents only hear about the Law but have no idea what it entails, thus Barr Omale Omale been a seasoned legal practitioner was qualified to Speak at the Public Lecture.
The much talked about public lecture with the theme “BENUE STATE OPEN GRAZING PROHIBITION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF RANCHES LAW 2017; A PANACEA FOR REDUCING FARMERS/HERDSMEN CLASH”, is been organised by the University of Mkar Students Executive Council SEC, an equivalent of the Student Union and is billed to take place on the 5th of April 2018 at the University campus. Time is 10am Prompt.