- A world-class yam facility has been commissioned in Benue
- The 200,000-capacity structure is located in the Zaki Biam International Market in the state
- The projected was commissioned on Tuesday, June 9, by Vice president Yemi Osinbajo
A 200,000 capacity yam facility in Benue state was on Tuesday, June 9, commissioned by the vice president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo.
The facility is situated at the Zaki Biam International Market in the state which is regarded by many as the biggest yam market in the world being that it accounts for nearly 70% of the yams tubers in Nigeria.
The federal government decided to give the market the needed boost due to the fact that it has little storage capacity and thus cannot take care of the immense commercial activities there.
With the new project completed, the economic hub now has a borehole powered by solar energy and a newly constructed network of roads with state-of-the-art drainage systems.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that after a series of coronavirus tests conducted on him, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue was on Saturday, April 4, declared negative in relation to the global pandemic.
Moreover, the deputy governor of the state, Benson Abounu, alongside the commissioner for finance and economic development, David Olofu, had tested negative for the virus.
The news of the health status of these principal individuals in Benue was made public by the spokesman to the governor, Terver Akase, in a press statement on Saturday.
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In another post, Legit.ng reported that a new case of COVID-19 had been confirmed in Benue according to Ortom on Tuesday morning, May 5.
The new coronavirus patient was a returnee from Kano. Legit.ng gathers that Governor Samuel disclosed this while addressing newsmen at People’s House, Makurdi the state capital.
The governor advised that anyone who has made contact with the victim should remain in self-isolation in line with the directives of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
According to the latest data from the NCDC, Benue state now has two confirmed cases of COVID-19.
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