President Bola Tinubu Meets Benue Governor and Sports Minister for Key Discussions

“High-Level Meeting at Presidential Villa: Tinubu, Governor Alia, and Minister Enoh in Talks”

President Bola Tinubu held a significant meeting with Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State and Senator John Enoh, the Minister of Sports Development, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Saturday.

This gathering brought together key figures to discuss crucial matters of state importance.

“Governor Alia’s Update on Benue State Affairs”

Governor Alia, speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, revealed that the primary agenda was to brief President Tinubu on the state of affairs in Benue.

The discussion centered on two critical issues: the restoration of peace in Benue and the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their ancestral lands.

“Prioritizing Peace and Security in Benue”

Governor Alia emphasized the proactive measures taken to enhance security in the state.

Collaborating closely with security agencies, they have identified potential troublemakers who seek to disrupt peace in the region

The governor affirmed their commitment to a peaceful resolution, resulting in the state’s current state of relative tranquility.

“Innovative Approach to Ranching”

Regarding the issue of ranching, Governor Alia highlighted Benue’s unique position as the nation’s food basket.

He outlined innovative approaches to address the peculiarity of the state’s agricultural wealth. Even without conventional ranches, Benue plans to develop a system that ensures the availability of high-quality fodder for cattle.

“A Win-Win Vision for Ranching”

Governor Alia explained that the primary goal of ranching is to create a conducive environment for cattle to thrive while benefiting both farmers and herders.

The state envisions a win-win situation where farmers provide abundant and nutritious fodder for the cattle, thereby generating revenue for themselves.

“Minister Enoh’s Vision for Sports Development”

Senator John Enoh, the Minister of Sports Development, shared his perspective on the visit, which marked his first interaction with President Tinubu.

He emphasized his commitment to advancing sports development in the country and the role of the private sector.

“Private Sector Involvement in Sports Development”

Minister Enoh stressed the importance of active private sector participation in sports development, aligning with global practices.

He expressed intentions to seek approval for various incentives to encourage private sector players to adopt and support various sports, particularly at the grassroots level.

“Campaigning for Sports Support: ‘Let’s Do It Again'”

A significant initiative outlined by Minister Enoh is the ‘Let’s Do It Again’ campaign, aimed at rallying support for Nigerian athletes in the AFCON championship.

He urged Nigerians to come together and support the country’s athletes to achieve victory.

“Focus on Identifying Local Sports Talents”

Minister Enoh revealed a strategy to identify unique sports with exceptional talent at the state or regional level.

Once identified, these sports would be promoted to the national and international stages. He emphasized the importance of nurturing talent at various levels.

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