Sunday 20th August, 2017
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New Tor Tiv decries marginalisation of Tiv by FG

New Tor Tiv decries marginalisation of Tiv by FG

The Tiv Paramount Ruler, Prof James Ayatse, has ex­pressed displeasure over the continued margin­alisation of the Tiv who he described as the fourth largest ethnic group in the country.
He particularly decried the non-representation of the Tiv in President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Ayatse stated this at the weekend in Gboko Local Government Area, Benue during his coronation.
‘’As you take stock and make your next series of appointments, kindly be reminded that the Tiv Na­tion is not represented in FEC and have not benefit­ted from any appointment at the federal level. No Tiv man has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of any federal parastatal in the current dispensation. We believe God will help you to correct this margin­alisation,’’ he said
He further said that the Tiv nation was central to the FG’s vision of econom­ic diversification which is tied to agriculture.
He reminded the federal government that the Tiv nation had the potential as an agrarian economy, being the Food Basket of the Nation and humbly re­quested the governmnt to take advantage of available opportunities by involv­ing the Tiv people in her massive Empowerment Scheme at the level of facil­itating the provision of ag­ricultural inputs and tech­nologies that will enhance food production as well as add value to agriculture..
He further appealed for the rehabilitation of fed­eral roads in the state in general and the dualisa­tion of Makurdi- Gboko- Katsina-Ala- Zaki Biam road to ease the move­ment of the agricultural produce to areas where they might be needed.
The monarch lament­ed that he ascended the throne at a very turbu­lent time in the history of the Tiv nation saying, “We are all living wit­nesses to the historical injustices that still subsist against Tiv interest in the national constellation in the contemporary Nige­ria.

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