Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Saturday flagged off the construction of a N38 billion cargo airport at Dauda in Guma Local Government Area of the state. Ortom said the project would provide a platform for quick evacuation of farm produce from the state to markets abroad.
According to him, the effort would be beneficial to rural farmers, boost agricultural activities and cut post harvest losses. He said as part of the airport project, the government envisaged the springing up of industries, power plants, estates and other economic activities in the area.
“This project, when completed, will serve as a direct connection to the world’s economic powers and provide opportunity for the international community to have direct and easy access to our local produce. Read more