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OUR FOCUS ON THE AGRIC VALUE CHAIN IS TO CREATE JOBS FOR BENUE YOUTH - ORTOM

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By Terver Akase
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom says the focus of his
administration on the agriculture value chain is to create more jobs
for youths of the state.

Governor Ortom stated this yesterday in Abuja at the launch of Bajaj
Maxima agriculture machinery.

He said Benue as the food basket of the nation is aware of the huge
expectations on it to lead the agriculture revolution of the country,
saying that the current efforts being made by his administration to
encourage farmers of the state will be sustained.

"Benue has comparative advantage in agriculture and our administration
is doing everything to ensure that farmers have value for their
produce. Our focus is on the agriculture value chain which we are
certain has the capacity to create thousands of jobs for the youth",
Governor Ortom stated.

He commented Bajaj Maxima Cargo for the innovative ways the company
has been addressing the needs of small holder farmers across Africa
and Nigeria in particular.

Governor Ortom gave assurance that Benue State Government will support
farmers of the state to acquire modern agriculture equipment to boost
their productivity.

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu who also spoke at the
launch pledged the support of the National Assembly to policies and
actions of government capable of promoting agriculture in the country.

Bajaj Maxima products are assembled in Nigeria for the transportation
industry especially in the agriculture sector and rural health care.

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