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Benue 2023: Mark Hanmation

By Denen Achussah

The new Benue of our dream. That is the message been preached by Tersoo Mark Hanmation.

He is about the first APC man to have indicated interest in the 2023 Benue Governorship race.

Hanmation has no doubt that Benue State is blessed with rich alluvial soil and a conducive climatic conditions suitable for crop production and rearing of animals. As such, the key points of his government, if given the chance are Agriculture and Education (A&E).

His major target therefore, is to invest in agriculture as a catalyst for improved economy of the state and its people.

Also on his priority list is provision of quality education, cost effective governance and a guaranteed security that will allow for economic activities and enhance growth.

His friends see him as a confident business man, philanthropist, humanitarian ambassador and visionary that is positive about life.

In 2019, Hanmation, with his wife Fayum, founded Fa-Han Foundation, an NGO that supports education of the indigents through scholarship, provision of learning materials and advocacy.

He has employed dozens on his farms and other business interests as a way of reducing unemployment and provision of source of livelihood.

A service-driven Nigerian, Hanmation joined party politics early in life. He was nominated as the Deputy Chairman of the defunct ACN and would go on to serve as APC’s Director of Administration. In 2018, he was appointed as the Organising Secretary of APC, a position he holds currently.

The Kwande born holds a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Somputer Science and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the Benue State University Makurdi.

He received early education at Nativity Primary School and Mt. St. Gabriel’s Secondary School, all in Makurdi.

Hanmation was Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Benue State on Liaison Matters between 2015 and 2018, during which period he also served as the Chairman of Forum of Governor’s Aides.

Analysts are questioning his experience and preparedness to be trusted with the responsibility as the office of Governor.

What do you think? Have your say.

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