GOVERNOR Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said he is proud to be a member of the Nigeria Union of Road Transport Workers and would never be ashamed of identifying with the union where he started life from.

He noted that as a member of the union, he would do his best not to disappoint them and would do everything possible to take Benue State to a greater height. He called on the union members to give him maximum support in order to succeed.

Ortom stated this while receiving executive members of the NURTW, Benue State Council, at the Benue People’s House, on Tuesday.

He called on members of the NURTW to intensify farming activities, stressing that farming pays more than any other business in Nigeria.

The governor said the problem of militants in the Niger Delta region has reduced Nigeria’s oil production capacity from 2.3 million barrels a day to less than one million and expressed the fear that it might reduce to less than 800,000 barrels a day.

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