Ortom does not rear snakes — Commissioner
Benue State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources James Anbua said yesterday that Governor Samuel Ortom does not rear snakes.
Anbua in reaction to a rumour that the governor owned not only a snake farm but allegedly imported the foreign snakes recently intercepted by the Nigerian Customs, said no single snake farm existed in the state.
“In Benue tradition and culture, anything associated with snake is evil so nobody would have the farm in the state. Ortom does not rear snakes. What he rears are snails, grass cutters, cattle of different species, among other domestic animals,” he said.
The commissioner who wondered how the rumour emanated and circulated on the social media added that he had read about people owning snakes farm but he had never seen one.