Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed has appealed to the international community to assist Nigeria with the necessary weapons to effectively prosecute the war against terrorism.
Alhaji Muhammed made the appeal when he paid Governor Samuel Ortom a courtesy visit at Government House Makurdi.
He said terrorism was as global issue which need global attention to tackle, saying without the support of the International community which in the past denied Nigeria of weapons, the war against terrorism would be very difficult to prosecute.
The Minister of Information and Culture described recent attack in Borno State by Boko Haram in which several people were killed as an unfortunate incident but assured that the country would continue to do everything within its powers to protect lives and property.
Alhaji Muhammed who was in Benue to officially take over the National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism, NIHOTOUR built by the state Government described tourism sector as the second largest employer of labour behind agriculture.
Governor Samuel Ortom expressed appreciation to the Federal Government for partnering with the state to ensure successful take off of NIHOTOUR in Benue, stressing that his administration would continue to support Federal agencies to succeed.
Governor Ortom also commended the Federal Governments support to the security of Benue and the ban on importation of rice which he said has helped rice farmers across the country to make more money from their investment.