The newly appointed Managing Director of the Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority, Mrs Roseline Chenge, assured that her administration would embark on more agricultural activities in order to export more grains and create job opportunities.
She gave the assurance while speaking to newsmen immediately after receiving her appointment letter from the Minster of Water Resources.
“The major challenge has been Nigerians’ attitude to water. Our personal attitude to water is very bad.
She described “Water as the most valuable item both for human consumption and agriculture but most Nigerians are very wasteful when it comes to managing water resources,’’ she said.
Chenge promised to use her experience as an engineer to bear on her new job.
“The lower Benue River Basin is endowed agriculturally. We shall try to embark on more agricultural activities during my tenure, so as to be able to export more grains and create more job opportunities.
“I hope to be given an award of excellence at the end of my tenure because I would have achieved so much that everyone would look up to the Lower Benue River Basin,’’ she said.
Our correspondent reports that Chenge is the first female mechanical engineer from Benue State and the only female gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2006.
Chenge has held different positions including the Technical Manager, Tycol Nigeria Limited from 2000 to 2002 and Branch Manager, KC Holdings Limited from 2002 to 2006.
She was also the Managing Director, Benue State Water Board from 2007 until her recent appointment.
The Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority, which covers Benue, Plateau and Nasarawa states as well as part of Kogi State, has its headquarters in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.