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Breaking: GM Urban Devt Board, Gbilekaa sacked, Upuu takes over

By Our Reporter

Saint Gbilekaa Abrahams has been relieved of his appointment as General Manager, Benue State Urban Development Board (BSUDB), by the state Governor, Samuel Ortom.

The Voice gathered that the one-time Chairman, Ushongo Local Government Council, was relieved of his appointment after serving a four year term as GM.

In a statement posted on Gbilekaa’s Facebook account, he thanked God for the opportunity to serve in Governor Ortom’s administration.

“I wish to first and foremost thank my sovereign Father, the Almighty and Awesome God, the Creator of heavens and earth, the giver of life and the lifter of men; for the atypical opportunity He has given me, to serve in the present government of His Excellency, Dr. Samuel Ortom, the Executive Governor of Benue State, first as the Executive Chairman of Ushongo Local Government Council and second, as the 8th General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of the Benue State Urban Development Board Makurdi.

“My joy is limitless as God has graciously availed me the previledge to serve a full term of four years as GM/CEO, Benue State Urban Development Board Makurdi.

“In the last four years of my stay in that office, I enjoyed tremendous divine security, health, protection, favour and support from the Almighty God considering the fact that I spent the four years traveling from Gboko to Makurdi on daily basis to attend to official matters,” he stated.

He further said: “It will be noteworthy to mention here that, we have collectively achieved the successful Construction of 4 Administrative Blocks and the remodelling of 3 Blocks which are 90% completion amongst other several pro peoples achievements.”

He went on to formally congratulate Arc. Titus Rodgers Upuu, who he stated will take over from him as the 9th General Manager of the Board. “I wish you God’s protection and success in your tenure,” he added.

Gbilekaa took over as GM, BSUDB on July 17, 2018 from Richard Agwa, who was sacked by Governor Ortom.

There was no official statement on Gbilekaa’s sack as at time of filing this report.

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