John Shiaondo, Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom has said Benue state’s position as the Food Basket of the Nation makes it imperative for her to develop interest in biogas technology.
Ortom, who stated this when a team of Joseph Farms and Biogas Technology Centre, Germany, visited him Tuesday at the Benue People’s House, disclosed that a delegation would be sent to Germany to study biogas technology and maintenance of its equipment.
The governor expressed commitment to the maintenance of Benue’s first position in agriculture and noted that the state has vast agricultural land which is being used for massive production of crops, would help in bringing the biogas intended project into fruition
He emphasized the need for Benue state to utilize waste materials for the generation of heat for electricity and biogas and regretted that the state has been sitting on a gold mine.
According to him, the proprietor of Joseph Farms and Technology Centre came to Benue state through the Bishop of Makurdi Catholic Diocese, Most Rev (Dr) Wilfred Anagbe, who had visited Germany to see Joseph’s farm and the biogas technology centre.
Ortom commended Bishop Anagbe and pointed out that his interest in agriculture has made his administration to partner with him not only agriculturally but also spiritually.
Earlier, proprietor of Joseph farms and Biogas Technology Centre the former, had assured the governor that he would through his farm and the biogas project add more value to the state’s position as the Food Basket of the Nation.
Joseph said his coming to Nigeria has made him to come into contact with Governor Samuel Ortom who made the visit memorable by indicating interest in farming and biogas technology.