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  • Updated: May 23, 2024

Gov Alia warns against farming in metropolis

Gov Alia warns against farming in metropolis

The Benue State Governor, Hyacinth Alia, has warned residents against farming in the metropolis.

 The governor on Wednesday asked that all residents of Makurdi metropolis should plant flowers in front of their homes to beautiful the environment.

This is as most residents are in the habit of cultivating farm crops in these spaces.

He sounded the warning again to those who refused to heed his earlier orders, and are still using empty plots of land and the frontage of their houses to cultivate crops within Makurdi metropolis.

Alia said "apart from the fact that flowers brighten and beautify the environment with their range of colours which is exactly what his administration is out to achieve, flowers also have a calming effect on the mind and can help to create a peaceful and relaxing environment."

He directed that, "such people should clear such farms immediately before the government will help clear it for them."

The Governor said his government is set to beautify the state capital. Therefore, those who are using any portion of Land within Makurdi town, including spaces within and around offices, road and street set-backs and the university environment to farm are directed to desist immediately.

Those who have properly fenced their plots may be excused to farm only within the fenced portion(s), according to the Governor. 

He warned that any person caught farming on any portion of land in the state capital, will be made to answer certain questions.

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