Ebonyi State government has approved ₦29, 000, 000 for the procurement of relief materials for the victims of herdsmen attacks staying at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Benue and Taraba States.
Governor David Umahi announced this during the State’s Executive Council Meeting at Government House Abakaliki.
Governor Umahi condemned the invasion of some communities in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of Benue State by suspected herdsmen, pointing out that the relief materials which included bags of rice, yams and wrappers were to alleviate the sufferings of the victims.
Chief Umahi urged the Federal Government to arrest those who carried out the attacks and emphasized that his administration would register all herdsmen operating in the state to monitor their activities.
Governor Umahi explained that the State Government had earmarked ₦8 Billion Naira for the development of Industrial and Agricultural sectors in the state.
He noted that some structures at the International Market Abakaliki constructed by the immediate past administration had failed but assured the people of the state that his administration would complete the project for traders to move in few months’ time.
Chief Umahi warned that he may be forced to drop some members of the State Executive Council by March this year unless they become active in contributing ideas to make the state economically viable.