Wednesday, 30 December 2015


Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has lamented his inability to fulfill his late mother’s request to buy a mattress for her before she passed on.

He spoke at Azom, Kwenev, in Guma local government area when he visited her graveside during a reception organized by her kinsmen in his honor.

Governor Ortom described his mother, the late Mrs. Wajina Ortom, a petty trader and farmer, as the epitome of hard work and the mainstay of the entire family who labored to provide food for every member.

He said she requested that he buy a mattress for her in 1982 but he was not able to fulfill the wish until she had a miscarriage on the farm and died in 1983.

The Governor expressed appreciation to God that He prospered the seed she had sown by using him as a blessing to multitudes of people.

At the reception he pledged that the state government would empower the Vigilante Group to complement the security agencies in the task of curbing crime.

Governor Ortom stated however, that they would operate under the guidance and supervision of traditional rulers and other community leaders.

He promised to provide an earth dam and other critical infrastructure for the community as soon as the financial fortunes of the state improved.

President of Kwenev Community Development Association, Mr. Stephen Ikomon, commended the Governor for the appointment of several indigenes of the area into government positions and requested for more of such.

He listed lack of portable water, construction or rehabilitation of the Agasha road, compensation for land acquired by the Nigeria Airforce, and establishment of a police station as challenges of the community for which he solicited assistance.

By Tahav Agerzua

No comments:

Post a comment