By Jacob Shom
The Benue State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals, Honourable Bernard Unenge has reiterated the unwavering commitment of his Ministry to massively open up access roads, as well as provide other facilities in the various layouts being undertaken, especially in the State Capital.
Honourable Unenge restated this commitment while on supervision of access roads and survey work at Genabe Layout, Phases one, two, six and seven as well as that of Utur, phases one and six.
He said the effort is to add value to the various layouts being created by the Ministry under his leadership to ensure the people taking possession of their Lands enjoy the necessary facilities.
The Honourable Commissioner assured Benue people that the present administration of Governor Samuel Ortom is desirous of ensuring sustained development of the State.
He promised never to hesitate in contributing his quota to the progress of the State.
Honourable Unenge while giving account of his stewardship since assumption of office last year said, the Ministry among many other achievements has created layouts at Mbagwen in Makurdi North as well as Mbaikya, Mbaagi and added more phases in Genabe and Utur Layouts, all in Makurdi South.
He said, the effort is a deliberate way of facilitating accelerated development in settlements and ensuring proper planning in line with international best practices.
The Commissioner further disclosed that sixteen major access roads and other connecting streets have been created in the layouts, adding that over one thousand seven hundred plots of lands have been processed and allocated to members of the public, a feat he expressed optimism that will not only attract development to the area but also help in tackling security challenges in the communities.
In their separate responses, the Supervising Engineer in the Ministry of Works and Transport, Samson Imoni and the General Manager, Benue State Urban Development Board, Richard Agwa both assured of their resolve to collaborate with the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals in achieving the desire of Governor Ortom led administration development agenda.
Some residents of the area, including Damian Akombo thanked the Benue State Government for opening up the area, noting that the development has boosted commercial and infrastructural potentials of their communities.