Gov. Gabriel Suswan of Benue State.
Gov. Gabriel Suswan of Benue State.

MAKURDI – Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue, has assured the people of the state that the February 2015 general elections would be free and fair.
He gave the assurance on Sunday in Makurdi during an inter-denominational service to commemorate the 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
He pledged to do ‘everything legally possible’ to ensure that the vote of the electorate count and urged the people to join forces with him to ensure that the elections were free and fair.
He assured the state workforce that he would clear their backlog of salaries before the expiration of his administration in May 2015.
Some workers in the state had not received their salaries for three months while others had not been paid for two months.
The governor attributed non-payment of salaries to the drop in the price of crude oil, saying it was not his making.
He urged the people to take to agriculture to augment their income
Earlier in his sermon, Bishop Joshua Ngbede, urged Nigerian leaders to do away with luxury for the sake of their citizens.
He called on Nigerians to pray for the military who he said were sacrificing their lives for the survival of the country.
The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishop Yiman Orkwar, appealed to the Federal Government to create ranches for herdsmen to prevent the perennial clashes with farmers.
He said that creating grazing reserves for herdsmen would not stop the hostilities between them and farmers as they was no land for grazing reserve in Benue.