By Matthew Ajai-Kume
Benue State Executive Council has approved 109.3 Million Naira for the installation of traffic lights at some designated junctions in Makurdi, the state capital.
Briefing journalists Wednesday, after the State EXCO meeting, the Spokesperson of the council who is also the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Hon. Mrs Ngunan Addingi said the places where the traffic lights will be installed are: Tito Gate Junction at High Level, University of Agriculture Junction, David Mark Bye Pass, Police B-Division Junction and Katsina Ala Street, High Level.
The Commissioner said the EXCO also approved the collaboration of Benue State Government and Federal Government, for the construction of 500 housing units of two and three bedrooms flats to ease accommodation for state civil servants.
Hon. Addingi added that, the EXCO also approved October 30th, 2020 as date slated for auctioning of the cows impounded by the State Livestock Guard as a result of contravening the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of the state
Speaking on some Benue State palliatives found in Kano State, the Security Adviser to the Governor of Benue State, Lt. Col. Paul Hemba (Rtd) said the palliatives were given to Wurukum Market Traders who sold it to traders in Kano State, through their Chairman, Abdullahi Yusuf, citing need for cash more than the palliatives.
He stressed that, when news got out on the matter, the BNSG reported the case to the Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command, CP. Mukaddas Garba who is now working with the Kano State Command and some arrest were made and investigation is on-going.
On his part, the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Anthony Ijohor said, as the Chairman of the Committee set up for the missing palliatives in Oju LGA, they have done their findings and in a week’s time, they will submit a report to the Governor, with the hope that police would be called in to investigate the matter.
He assured that any one found wanting shall be prosecuted accordingly.
By Matthew Ajai-Kume