Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the change of name of the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM) to Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi.
Governor Ortom who spoke to news men today, August 15 in Makurdi, the State capital, said: “today, the likes of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Sadauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello and several other heroes of our land have been immortalized and so we appreciate Mr. President for honouring our great son.”
He said that Senator J.S. Tarka left indelible footprints on the political and economic landscape of the country and deserved to be accorded the honour as it has been done to other notable sons and daughters of the nation.
The governor also commended President Buhari for taking the bold step to ban the importation of agricultural produce, saying that the decision would benefit farmers across the country as returns on investments in agriculture would also increase.