Benue Govt To Purchase 250 Trucks Of Fertilizer For Farmers 

The Benue State Government will purchase of 250 trucks of assorted fertilizer for this year’s cropping season at the cost of N385.5 million.

This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Lawrence Onoja Jnr after  the State Executive Council meeting presided over by its Chairman, Governor Samuel Ortom at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi.

The fertilizer will be sold to farmers at rates highly subsidized by the Ortom administration.

Council also approved the purchase of 60 tractors as first tranche for the State Ministry of Agriculture which would be sold to interested individuals and groups such as cooperative societies, to boost the agriculture sector.

It also approved the award of contract for additional works on the 20 kilometer Abuku-Jingir-Tyogbenda-Wombo-Ugah-Iortsor road under construction in Buruku Local Government Area of the state.

The contract which is valued at N1.3 billion covers the construction of the bridges initially omitted in the bill of quantities.

The State Executive Council also approved the payment of claims owed contract Staff of Benue Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, between June 2014 and June 2016.

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2 Comments

  1. Dame Rich

    April 7, 2017 at 2:43 PM

    Has Benue woken up? ? Allow of a sudden Benue people-friendly activities and projects are being announced all in one day. 2019 calling…Best of luck to the farmers and individuals who benefit from all these…Fingers crossed.?

  2. Zaiyol Karl

    April 14, 2017 at 1:34 PM

    Nonsense! Of what use will be the fertilizer if Benue Farmers are all killed by Fulani Herdsmen under the watch of the same government that is buying the fertilizer? The fact of the matter is that, Ortom administration has clearly
    sided with the Fulani Herdsmen against Benue people. That government is attempting to pass secret laws to protect and to allocate Benue land to Fulani Herdsmen for grazing activities and is simultaneously buying fertilizer for for farmers from whom it is secretly taking away the land and has allowed Fulani herdsmen to kill wantonly is not only mutually inconsistent but the height of red-herring. If Ortom administration continues this way, he will lose the 2019 election on this issue. His administration is NOT bigger and NOT clever than the Benue People

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