Thursday, 25 August 2016

Benue To Relaunch Monthly Sanitation

In order to enhance cleaner environment, the Benue state government is to relaunch the monthly sanitation exercise.

Disclosing this when the leadership of the Union of Tipper and Quarry  Employers  of Nigeria, Benue state chapter, called on him at Benue People’s House Wednesday, Governor Samuel Ortom said cleanliness is next to Godliness.

The governor said the state government would partner with the union and directed the commissioner for water resources and his special assistant on sanitation and public utility to liaise with the members on the various ways of promoting partnership.

He said he was aware that the union gives a lot of services and employ a lot of people and assured that efforts would be made towards providing the members with another operational site after the old one had been given to Benue Links after litigation.

Ortom urged the leadership of the union not to further lament the loss of their operational site, stressing that the commissioner for works and the special adviser on lands and survey would work towards providing a new site.

He promised to look into the issue of inclusion of a member of the union in the government when the situation improves and assured that their services would however be required by the state government.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Union of Tipper and Quarry Employers, Benue state chapter, Mr Fidelis Orhungwu Ahuraza, who spoke through Mr Akajime Dyoro, had said they were not surprised that Governor Ortom has had elevation since he served as council chairman and became party official at state and national levels before becoming minister because of his transparent nature.

Ahuraza said Governor Ortom has been fighting corruption and added that they have been witnesses to the renovation at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, graduation of medical students and the declaration of every Friday as work-free day for workers to go to farm.

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