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  • Updated: June 13, 2024

Gov Alia commits to building formidable system despite opposition

Gov Alia commits to building formidable system despite oppos

Benue State Governor, Hyacinth Alia has vowed to remain committed to building a formidable systems and institutions premised on fairness, accountability, democratic ethos, equity and justice, that will ensure the development of the state.

The Governor said he placed the interest of the masses far above any selfish individuals, hence he has no regrets for what he has lost in the cause of the journey to transform the State.

Governor Alia stated this while delivering his speech during this year’s Democracy Day celebrations in Makurdi.

He lamented that in the last one year of his administration, he has earned nothing close to love from those whose selfish interests he stepped upon to bring comfort, happiness, and succour to Benue State

He  solicited for continued support of Benue people to his administration, so that together, they can reposition Benue on the global map and promised to always stand with the people.

Speaking on his achievements in the last one year, the Governor intimated that, upon assumption of office, his administration met Benue in an economic ditch and immediately hit the ground running by engendering economic growth through agriculture and accordingly, procured100 trucks of fertilizer which was distributed to farmers at subsidized rates.

He assured that his administration is more than committed to improving the livelihoods of all and sundry in the state, especially through agriculture.
On Economy and Wealth Creation, Fr. Alia  said his administration has created 1,450 ad-hoc jobs for the Nigeria Fire Extinguishers Control, with plans for permanent integration into the Federal Fire Service.
“We are currently setting up a multifunctional fashion hub in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President, to benefit over 250 professionals in the industry.

“In a similar vein, with 34 out of Nigeria’s 46 solid mineral deposits in Benue, we are on the verge of becoming a mining powerhouse. In view, we have partnered with Sound Core to clean up and develop the mining sector, projecting 3.5 billion Naira in revenue through our annual surface rent scheme.

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