Sunday, 1 January 2017


Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom felicitates with the people of the state and other Nigerians as the country steps into year 2017.

Governor Ortom, thanks God for His grace which has guided the present administration to overcome the numerous challenges of 2016 and provide development to various parts of the state.

He is optimistic that 2017 will be a better year which will offer greater opportunities to the people in different sectors of the economy.

Governor Ortom assures Benue workers in particular that their wages will continue to be a priority as his administration plans to clear outstanding salaries at the State and local government levels.

The Governor says as stipulated in the 2017 Appropriation Bill of the State christened 'Budget of Rural Transformation', Government will open up rural roads for easy transportation of agriculture produce to markets and provide mechanized equipment to support farmers.

He urges the people to take advantage of the N3 billion the State Government has sourced to give loans at only 5% interest rate to enable them go into massive farming and other related ventures.

Governor Ortom reaffirms the commitment of his administration to uphold transparency, accountability, as well as sustained peace and security as demanded by the change mantra.

The Governor wishes Benue people a prosperous New Year.
Terver Akase Chief Press Secretary December 31, 2016.

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