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Benue Governorship Aspirant Pledges To Focus on Agriculture, Reconcile Stakeholders 

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Nathaniel Gbaoron, Lafia 

A governorship aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Benue state, Dr. Prince John Tor Tsua, has said that he would give more attention to agriculture in order to improve the economy of the State if elected.

He attributed the insecurity being witnessed in some parts of the state to the non-engagement of the teeming youth population in useful economic ventures.

Dr. Tsua who stated this in a telephone interview with MoneyCentral correspondent in Lafia, also said as governor of Benue state he would use all contacts at his disposal to reconcile the major stakeholders in the state.

The University Don said that most of the people in Benue State were currently engaged in peasant farming, adding that his major focus will be to devise a means to ensure that the sector is transformed so that farmers can produce more with less effort.

“If you look at the statistics, the average output we have today is low, how do we improve on what we have? How do we get something that helps us to move away from the traditional system that we have?

“By doing that, you are improving the economy of our people and the state and also generating income instead of waiting for the Federal Government to send the money. how do you generate your own within your state in the federation? This is very important to me,” he said.

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The former chairman Benue state Independent Electoral commission (BSIEC) also promised to devise ways of bringing insecurity in the state to an end.

The governorship aspirant said that the challenges of insecurity in the state could be addressed if the teeming youths were properly engaged, adding that there are many potentials in the youths that can be brought out through sound educational policies and programmes.

“I will also reconcile the stakeholders of our great state. A situation where if a governor emerge he uses his tenure fighting other stakeholders is unacceptable. When all the major stakeholders come together and brainstorm the state will see more development,” Dr. Tsua stressed.

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