BENUE: Senator Akume Commissions Skills Center, Water Project

The Senator representing Benue North West District,Chairman, North, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Dr George Akume has commissioned a Skills Acquisition Centre at Ikpayongo and a gigantic water project in Aliade town, both executed by him.

Reliabily , QUEEN AMINA BLOG (www.ivyukula.com) gathered from the acting Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state that Performing the commissioning ceremonies, Senator Akume said he had chosen not to parade the projects during the electioneering period saying he values the impact they would bring to bear on his constituents more than any political colouration.

He lamented the absence of white collar jobs but expressed optimism that with the available trainings at the centre, trainees would be exposed to various skills that would add value to their lives and their communities.

He charged the those partaking in the trainings and their instructors to take it serious and urged the host community to protect the facilities from vandals.

At the water plant, Senator Akume said he was poised to execute the project so as to end the perennial water scarcity that has lingered in Aliade town for years.

In his remarks, Benue APC Governorship Candidate, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Jime commended Senator Akume for executing such legacy projects that have direct benefits on the people.

Barr. Jime said the good legacies a man leaves would outlive him noting that the current Benue State Government on the other hand has no such projects anywhere, reason he was convinced Governor Samuel Ortom does not deserve to continue as governor of the state.

He charged APC supporters to be strong and accompany him to the Benue State Election Petitions Tribunal next week where he seeks to interrogate PDP’s purported victory.

The APC guber candidate insists that as a seasoned legal practitioner, he would not have taken the decision to file a petition at the tribunal, if there was no substance in his case.

On his part, Arc. Asema Achado thanked Senator Akume for the ultra modern Council Hall he recently built for Gwer Traditional Council and for executing the two laudable projects commissioned todayvsaying his love for Gwer spans a long time and people of the area would continue to have faith in him and the All Progressives Congress.

The Skills Acquisition centre is to serve as a hub for ICT Training, Fish Production, Poultry, Carpentry, Tailoring, Mushroom Production, Bee Keeping Practice and many more skills driven trainings.

Asked about the reticulation capacity of the water plant, the Site Engineer, Godwin Magnus revealed that it was over 100,000 litres with the potential to circulate water to Aliade and its environs.

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