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We’ll sustain the tempo of development in Benue in despite paucity of funds – Ortom

Benue state government has promised to sustain the tempo of the development of infrastructure among other social amenities.
Governor Samuel Ortom who made the promise Monday during the launch of the newly renovated LGEA primary school, Uchi-Mbakor in Tarka local government area, said the school is among the over one thousand renovated across the state.
He attributed lack of sufficient financial resources to his government’s inability to execute as many projects as desired but emphasised that such challenge would not better government from guaranteeing quality basic education which is key which is key.
Governor Ortom promised that his government would continue to provide customised desks and chairs as Benue children deserved a decent learning atmosphere to actualise their full academic potential.
The Governor urged People of Tarka to intensify efforts at maize production given that the state has considered the crop as an essential commodity in which, its mass production could help address the food shortage in the country.
Also speaking, senator representing Benue North West, Orker Jev appealed to traditional rulers and other relevant authorities to help sensitise parents on the need to patronise the school.
Senator Jev said mass enrollment of pupils in the school was of utmost importance and ought to be taken seriously by those living around it more so that, it was confirmed to be free.
On his part, commissioner for education, professor Dennis Tyavyar, stated that it was through the administration’s commitment to education that Senator Jev conveyed the National Assembly’s ranking of Benue as third in terms of ICT development in schools.
Commissioner for Rural Development and Cooperatives, Mr. Jacob Ukaha who hails from Tarka, enumerated other efforts of the government in the area as electrification of communities and donation of transformers as well as training of farmers to attract loan through cooperative societies.

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