Suswam Calls On Benue People To Go Into Farming

ABUJA – Senator Gabriel Suswam, weekend called on Benue people to go into farming, especially livestock farming.

Suswam stated this when he visited Andzenge Farms Limited, at Mbakuhwa Usongo Local Government Area alongside the State Deputy Governor, Barr. Sam Odeh, the former Secretary to the Benue State Government, Prof. Anthony Ijohor.

Bede Bartholomew, Media Aide to Senator Suswam in a statement to newsmen said, the visitors were taken round the farm by the owner, Dr Steve Andzenge and his wife, Dr. Mrs. Steve Andzenge where they were shown some special breed cows, pigs, and orange trees.

Dr. Andzenge further explained that “the farm is fully commercialized and could produce enough animal protein and milk to serve at least five local governments.”

In his speech, Suswam a farmer himself said, “I am amaze at the share size of the farm, with its well-kept stables, pens, cages, the healthy looking animals, and serene environment.”

This is as he promised to send his farm manager to go and take a look at the farm. The former governor also called on Benue people to venture into massive animals farming.

Barr. Sam Odeh remarked that the state government will take a special interest in the farm by sending students and teachers of agriculture from its institutions to come for training while providing support and grant to farmers across the state.

Other dignitaries who accompanied the Senator include Prof. Nicholas Ada, Members of the BSHA, Hon. Sam Shima Prince Jiji, and Hon. Bob Tyough among others.

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