VP inaugurates 200,000-capacity Benue yam storage centre.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday reiterated the commitment of Federal Government to rebuild the communities destroyed by armed herdsmen in  Benue State.

The Vice President stated this on Tuesday in Zaki Biam in the Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State during the inauguration of  reconstructed of Zaki Biam Yam Market and 200,000 capacity yam storage facility.

Read:  African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) and APO Group in partnership to drive strategic trade and investments across Africa.

The storage facility was built by the Federal Government and donated to the Benue State Government.

Osibanjo, who inaugurated the projects virtually, said Zaki Biam accounted for over 70 per cent of cultivated yams in the country, adding that over 200,000 trucks of yams go out of the market on a daily basis

Read:  Coca-Cola empowers 1,000 women, 4,000 more to go

“This market has little storage facility, hence the construction of the storage facility. However, our government will provide access roads, solar street lights in the market,” the vice president said.

Earlier, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, called on Federal Government to stop free entry of armed herdsmen from other countries into Nigeria.

Related posts

Student loan Act: How to apply and secure the loan.


Lekki port berths 6,900 TEUs capacity transshipment vessel


FMBN: Delivering Affordable Housing Mandate.


City of Hempstead, USA celebrates Nigeria’s 59th Independence


Buhari flags off Lagos-Ibadan rail service, calls feat milestone.


Ajaokuta steel set for completion 2022: Adegbite


Leave a Comment