The Senator representing Benue North West Senatorial zone, Titus Zam has assured his constituents that President Bola Tinubu would soon tackle the problem of farmers-herders clashes throughout the country.
Speaking at an interactive session with his immediate constituents from Gwer West Local Government Area area, on Saturday, in Makurdi, Benue state capital, Zam disclosed that the president and the Service Chiefs, George Akume, have mobilized security personnel to tackle insecurity, especially against farmers, so that they can go return to their farmlands.
Zam, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Business and Rules, spoke on the sustained herdsmen attacks on his Ityoshin communities, saying they are political.
It was learnt that out of 15 council wards in the Gwer West Local Government area, 13 have been occupied by suspected armed herdsmen who are grazing on farmlands after setting their houses ablaze.
He said during the screening of the Service Chiefs, he drew their attention to the worsening security situation in his immediate communities and they assured him that, with time, the problem will be over.
He appealed to his people to be patient with him saying: “I’m less than 100 days in the office, and I have four years tenure, so gradually most of the critical issues would be solved.
On the total collapse of the Makurdi- Naka – Adoka federal highway which the contractor has stopped work, Zam said a new minister of works has been appointed, and he has tabled the matter before him, saying that the contractor would soon return to work.
He described the Secretary to the Government of the Federal, SGF Senator George Akume, as his leader and will continue to work with him.
Zam said: “I will work with Senator George Akume, and if anyone is not happy I’m sorry. Akume made me a senator, I have been with him for more than 20 years, and I can’t leave Senator Akume.
He promised to continue the interactive session with his people, just as he advised them to support President Tinubu, Senator Akume, and all APC candidates and avoid insulting elders on social media.
Earlier, the guest speaker, Professor John Ajai, and the chairman of the occasion, Kenneth Iyo Iharev commended Senator Titus Zam, for the interactive session, and appealed to him to attract development projects to the people of Gwer West in particular and zone B in generally.
The duo of Iyo and Ajai pointed out the perennial water scarcity in Naka town, which is the headquarters of Gwer West Council, unemployment of graduates among others as areas that need the urgent intervention of Senator Zam.
SOURCE: The Nation