Governor Hyacinth Iormem Alia’s initial 100 days in office have been characterized as the dawn of a fresh era marked by progress and transformation in Benue State.
This assessment was conveyed by Sir Tersoo Kula, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Benue State.
According to the statement, Governor Alia’s leadership is forging a hopeful path for the state, marked by notable accomplishments across diverse sectors.
Highlighting notable initiatives of his administration, the Agricultural Subsidy program was mentioned.
Within just two months of taking office, Governor Alia initiated this program, providing farmers with affordable fertilizer. This move has not only boosted food security but has also empowered rural communities.
Moreover, it was assessed that under Governor Alia’s visionary leadership, the era of unpaid salaries and pension arrears has been effectively concluded. It was observed that workers and pensioners now receive their payments promptly, guaranteeing financial stability for numerous families and fortifying the state’s economy.
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Regarding the involvement of young individuals in his government, the “Benue Go Digital” program, which has provided ICT training to 10,000 young people, was described as Governor Alia’s dedication to empowering the youth. This effort equips them with valuable skills for the evolving job market.
Furthermore, the statement highlighted that the justice system in Benue has been reinforced through the induction of new judges, guaranteeing expeditious and equitable legal proceedings for the state’s residents.
The appraisal highlighted that Governor Alia’s administration has also made significant strides in the fight against corruption, successfully recovering looted assets and promoting transparency in governance.
The statement emphasized the governor’s dedication to education, evident in his provision of exam fee coverage for Benue students, thereby ensuring their access to quality education. Additionally, there have been enhancements in the energy sector, exemplified by the illumination of major streets in the state capital with solar lights.
Assessing Governor Alia’s initial 100 days in office positively, the statement expressed the view that the administration has established the groundwork for a Benue State that is more prosperous, equitable, and inclusive. It noted that this progress transcends political, ethnic, and religious divisions, and it affirmed that the people of Benue can anticipate a more promising future under his leadership.