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WELCOME MESSAGE FROGM THE GOVERNOR

On behalf of the good people of Benue State, welcome you to Benue State, Nigeria as I invite you to meet its friendly, hospitable and hardworking people.
I especially invite you to take a close look and interest in our vast and unrivalled investment opportunities in Agriculture and related industries across the value chains, as well as in solid minerals and the breathtaking and unequalled tourism potentials in our state, Benue State's vast  landscape is pregnant with huge and untapped natural resources and potentials for a wide range of investments.

Experts suggest that about  68% of arable land  waiting  to  be cultivated in the world today is in Africa, with a big chunk of that in Nigeria, Nigeria has 84 million hectares of arable land. Only 40% of that is under cultivation and even, just 10 % can be considered to be optimally utilized in terms of agronomic best practices.With Benue State's  35,000  square  kilometer  landmass, the longeststretch of a river in the entire Nigeria and West Africa, the River Benue. Benue is one of the wettest and most  fertile landscapes in Nigeria, with our unique temperature climate  any crop  grown in Africa, including those best suited for temperate climes has a good chance of doing well in Benue State.This is a myriad of opportunity Benue State offers; opportunities supported with generous investment incentives

Welcome to Benue State.

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Our Strategic Priorities

· Our collective vision for a new Benue, anchored on the fear of God
· Good governance
· Gender: Encourage women, youths and People with disabilities
· Investment in critical infrastructure
· Agriculture driven industrialization
· STEAM-based education and health services

OUR VISION
A new and prosperous Benue State, anchored on the fear of God.

MISSION
To collectively mould a new Benue State by providing critical infrastructure, STEAM- based education, healthcare, agriculture driven industrialization through good governance and gender responsive policies.

CORE VALUES
· Fear of God
· Good governance and accountability
· Economic prosperity Equity and Social Justice
· Service with transparency and integrity
· Shared vision of a new Benue State.

BRIEFS ABOUT BENUE STATE

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LOCATION
Created in 1976, Benue State is in the North Central geo political zone of Nigeria, is bordered by Nassarawa State to the north, Taraba to the east, Ebonyi and Cross River to the south and Kogi State to the west and shares an international boundary with the Republic of Cameroon.
LAND AREA
34,059km2
POPULATION
The projected population as at 2015 is 5.7 million. 50.2% are male and 49.8% female.
THE PEOPLE
Highly industrious and hospitable.
LANGUAGES
Tiv, Idoma and Igede are the most predominant languages spoken of the over 9 different ethnic groups in the state. English the official language is also spoken by all.
CLIMATE
Mainly tropical, for the most part, and its temperature fluctuates between 23 degrees celsius and 32 degrees celsius. Annual rain fall of 100-200mm for seven months (April – October) of the year.
VEGETATION
The vegetation of the southern parts of the state is characterized by forests, with a high yield of trees and a suitable ecosystem habitat.

 

WHY BENUE STATEwhy
a. Benue State is the food basket of the Nigeria (The most populous country and the biggest economy in Africa.
b. Nigeria and Africa's best Agricultural investment destination,
c. Very fertile soil, endowed with rich alluvial deposits.
d. Vast land for agriculture and mineral exploitation.
e. A major gateway to Northern Nigeria and South Eastern Nigeria markets and access to various West and Central African markets via Cameroon.
f. Fantastic location for the development of Agro-allied industries, due to accessibility and abundance of raw materials.

CONTACT US

Dr. Tersoo Kpelai
Hon. Commissioner for Industry,
Trade and Investment
Kpelai@gmail.com
+234(0)8036807221

Mr. Annune Fidelis
Acting Director Industry
mitibenuestate@gmail.com
+234(0)7035139328

Mr. Abraham Ityokyaa
Consultant
Aityokyaa@hotmail.com
+234(0)8033115505

For Enquiries Visit :

The Acting Secretary, Benue State Council on Privatization and Commercialization, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Benue State Secretariat, Room 30, Makurdi, Benue State - Nigeria

Tel: 234(0)7035139328

Email us: info@investinbenue.ng