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Benue State is a state in north-central Nigeria. It is bordered by Taraba State to the north, Nasarawa State to the east, Kogi State to the south, and Cross River State to the southwest. The state capital is Makurdi.
Benue State is a major agricultural producer, and its economy is based on farming, livestock, and fishing. The state is also home to a number of industries, including cement, food processing, and brewing.
Benue State has a population of over 5 million people. The majority of the population identifies as Christian, while a small number of people identify as Muslim. The state’s official language is English, but a number of local languages are also spoken, including Tiv, Idoma, and Hausa.
Here are some of the latest news headlines from Benue State:
Benue Governor Samuel Ortom Warns Critics to Stop Attacking Incoming Government.
Benue State PDP Gubernatorial Candidate Fr. Hyacinth Alia Calls for Unit.
Benues State Government Approves N100 Million for Rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Benue State Police Command Arrests 10 Suspected Kidnappers.
Benue State Government Launches Vaccination Campaign Against Measles.
Insecurity has been a major issue in Benue State in recent years. The state has been plagued by a series of attacks by armed herdsmen, which have left hundreds of people dead and thousands displaced. The state government has responded by deploying security forces to the affected areas, but the attacks have continued.
In February 2023, a series of attacks by armed herdsmen in Benue State left at least 36 people dead. The attacks took place in the Guma, Logo, and Kwande local government areas of the state. The state government condemned the attacks and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The attacks in Benue State are part of a wider pattern of violence in Nigeria. In recent years, the country has seen a sharp increase in violence, including attacks by armed groups, bandits, and Boko Haram. The violence has displaced millions of people and caused widespread economic disruption.
Agriculture is the primary driver of the Benue State economy. The state is a major producer of crops such as rice, maize, and sorghum. It is also a major producer of livestock, including cattle, goats, and sheep.
The state government has been working to improve the agricultural sector. In recent years, the government has invested in irrigation projects, improved access to credit for farmers, and provided training for farmers on new agricultural techniques.
The government’s efforts have paid off. The agricultural sector has experienced considerable growth in recent years. The state’s agricultural production has increased, and the number of farmers has grown.
Education is a priority for the Benue State government. The government has been making efforts to improve the quality of education in the state. In recent years, the government has increased funding for education, built new schools, and hired more teachers.
The government’s efforts have paid off. In recent years, the quality of education in Benue State has improved. The state’s literacy rate has increased, and the performance of students in national exams has improved.
Healthcare is another priority for the Benue State government. The government has been working to improve the quality of healthcare in the state. In recent years, the government has increased funding for healthcare, built new hospitals, and hired more doctors and nurses.
The government’s efforts have paid off. In recent years, the quality of healthcare in Benue State has improved. The state’s infant mortality rate has decreased, and the life expectancy has increased.
Benue State is a state with a lot of potential. The state has a rich natural resources, a hardworking population, and a committed government. With the right investment, Benue State has the potential to become a major economic force in Nigeria.