The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Benue State, Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia, has unveiled his blueprint for a greater Benue.
Alia who presented his “strategic plan” for a greater Benue before newsmen Sunday in Makurdi, the state capital, stressed that the essence of liberating people of the state from poverty was why he stepped away from the pulpit.
“I have a good cause to step out from the podium (pulpit) to do what I am doing because our state is in a bad shape. We have a responsibility to bring betterment for our state.
“Benue is too rich to be poor, to do anything less will be not to appreciate what God has done for us. My government will be centred on seven pillars – foremost is to secure lives and property,” he said.
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The Catholic Church cleric turned politician said his security plan would evolve a policy resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), strengthen the implementation of the anti-open grazing law of the state as well as introduce the use of automated security systems among others to nip in the bud the present insecurity in the state.
He outlined other major areas of his administration including the revival of agricultural and rural development, commerce and industry, human capital and social development, infrastructure and environment, information and communication technology, and political and economic governance if elected.
“When you have wrong people in government, the result is wrong. When you play by the principle of transparency, everything work,” he added.