Thursday, 14 January 2016

Ortom, Al-Makura Seek Closer Ties

Benue State governor Samuel Ortom and his Nasarawa State counterpart, Tanko Al-Makura have canvassed closer ties between the two states.

The governors stated this yesterday when Ortom visited Al-Makura at the Government House in Lafia.

Ortom also said that beside common boundaries, the two states shared other similarities including ethnic composition, common history, cultural and political affiliation, saying that that the two statestmust partner to tackle common challenges.

According to Ortom, he was in Lafia to arrange a meeting of major stakeholders from the two states to deliberate on boundary and peaceful coexistence as a proactive measure to forestall any breakdown of law and order and also sustain the existing peace.

Responding, Al-Makura described Ortom as a dear friend and brother who was passionate about good neighbourliness and peaceful coexistence.

He expressed hope that their close personal relationship could facilitate the deepening of affinities between the government and people of the two states.

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