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Gov Ortom solicits partnership with UK on agric value chain development

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has solicited the partnership of the UK and Benue State for the event of agriculture and all the agric worth chain.

Governor Ortom spoke Tuesday, on the Benue Peoples Home in Makurdi throughout a courtesy go to on him by the Head of Governance and Safety, British Excessive Fee, Sam Waldock.

He informed Waldock that Benue is endowed with fertile arable land for the manufacturing of crops, tubers, fruits bearing bushes, greens amongst others.

The Governor expressed hope that the go to will facilitate the creation of a Benue-UK Financial Partnership to develop agriculture with a view to strengthen safety and livelihood assist within the state.

He stated with a view to add worth to agricultural growth, his administration constructed Sesame cleansing vegetation, Orange cleansing and packaging vegetation, Soya beans cleansing plant and Garri processing vegetation in varied elements of the state.

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Governor Ortom additionally referred to as on the UK authorities to push for extra donor assist to displaced individuals within the North Central states and the institution of a North Central Growth Fee, NCDC.

The Governor additionally solicited the partnership of the UK authorities in the direction of aiding within the resettlement of displaced individuals and the humanitarian disaster within the state.

On safety, Governor Ortom informed the British Excessive Fee officers that his administration is prepared to companion with the British Authorities in the direction of bettering safety round farming communities and to accentuate peacebuilding initiatives.

Earlier, head of presidency on the British Excessive Fee, Sam Waldock stated his go to was to sympathize with individuals of the state over safety challenges and to see how the British Excessive Fee can companion for the great of the state.

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