Benue targets top social investments ranking

Aloysius Umalo, Makurdi.

Governor Samuel Ortom

The Benue State Government in North Central Nigeria says it wants to come out on top, in the implementation of the Federal Government’s social investments programme.

Governor Samuel Ortom stated this at the opening of a three-day stakeholders workshop on the Home Grown School Feeding programme of the Federal Government, held in Makurdi, the State Capital.

Governor Ortom said the social investments programme was timely and significantly capable of adding value to his administration’s efforts at transforming the agricultural sector.

The governor urged the people of the state to embrace the programme but expressed concern that farmers in the state were selling their products at a huge loss.

He urged vendors who will be selected at the end of the workshop to be selfless and avoid acts practices capable of frustrating farmers in the state.

A delegation from the National Home Grown Programme of the Federal Government led by Mrs. Abimbola Adesanmi had told Governor Ortom that they were in the state to support farmers to provide food with the needed nutritional value for children.