Samuel Ortom revealed that youths would be given a manifesto to showcase their entrepreneurship in Agriculture.

The governor Ortom revealed this in his new year message to residents of Benue state.

According to the congratulatory message signed by Tever Akase, his spokesperson, the governor appealed all indigenes of the state to take the merit opportunities rendered by the state government.

Governor lamented about the 2020 challenges, including COVID-19 and insecurity, Ortom, however, conserved that God must be praised for His protection all through the year.

Ortom appreciates the State Action Committee on COVID-19, led by Engineer Benson Abounu, his Deputy, and all those who have been serving diligently in the warfront and the back end to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Governor stated that their self denying efforts have resulted in a relatively successful response to the deadly virus in the state.

The statement read in part: “Arising from the Youth Summit recently held in the state, his administration is “introducing programmes to give young people opportunities to maximize their potentials in entrepreneurship, particularly in the agriculture value chain, to add greater value to themselves and the state in general.”

Samuel Ortom also recalled residents entrepreneurs of the “existing opportunities such as the partnership the State has with Bank of Industry, BOI, to give loans at only 5% interest rate."

He advised the residents to go out in mass into farming and other areas of agriculture.

In the same vein, The Third Citizen of Nigeria, Ahmed Lawan, has congratulated all Nigerians as they celebrate the New Year, wishing them joy and prosperity in the new year 2021.

Senate President, append his signature in a press statement on Thursday, appreciated the citizen Nigeria for their understanding and support for the ninth Assembly in the year 2020.

Ahmed Lawan also returned his appreciation to God Almighty that the impact of the global health challenges and economic recession on Nigeria is not as catastrophic as was predicted by experts in the midst of the pandemic also known as COVID-19.

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