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Benue is committed to providing quality education to IDPs – Gov Ortom

By Florence Ugbem

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has emphasized the state government’s commitment to providing access to quality education for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.

The governor made this known when the Chief Health of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Dr Edwardo Celades paid a courtesy visit to the governor on Monday at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi.

Governor Ortom, who was represented by his deputy, Engr Benson Abounu explained that the state government is interested in giving the Benue child, especially the girl-child access to quality education.

He commended the humanitarian assistance of UNICEF to the state and promised continued partnership and collaboration with the agency for the health, education, and sanitary needs of the people of the state.

Earlier, the Chief Health of UNICEF, Dr Celades explained that he and his team were in the state to assess the health, water, and sanitation needs of IDPs and host communities in the state, and how the agency can add value to the people of the state.

State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Joseph Ngbea, while speaking to journalists at the sidelines was optimistic, that the visit of UNICEF will address the health, water, and sanitation needs of the people, especially the IDPs in the state.

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