The governor of Benue State, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, has stated that his administration is constructing resettlement homes for internally displaced people (IDPs) in the state so they can return to their ancestral homes in collaboration with the federal government.
This was revealed by Governor Alia in a Gboko meeting with the Tiv Area Traditional Council, or TATC.
He stated that in order to provide the victims with the facilities they needed, the state’s Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management was collaborating with the federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
Alia clarified that he has enlisted the military to build military outposts in the state’s senatorial districts in order to enhance internal security. Alia was represented by Aondowase Kunde, the state’s commissioner for humanitarian affairs and disaster management.
Kunde chastised the TATC for continuing to back government initiatives and urging its members to support them.
In order to decrease the number of children who are not in school and to increase the IDPs’ access to Medicare, he added, schools and hospitals would be built in the impacted villages.
His Royal Majesty, Prof. James Ayatse, the Tor Tiv, praised the governor for his efforts to enhance the well-being of those who have been attacked by herders.
Prof. Ayatse pointed out that previous governments only made token efforts to address the security issues plaguing Tiv Nation and other regions of the state.
He conveyed faith in Governor Alia and President Bola Tinubu’s endeavors to lessen the impacted people’s suffering.