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Gboko names Modern Market lines after Ortom, others

By Moses Mbaiorga, Gboko

The Chairman, Gboko Local Government Council, Isaac Mtom  has approved naming of no fewer than 50 lines at the Gboko Modern Market. The lines would be named after Tiv illustrious sons and daughters.

In a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Chairman on Media and Publicity, Comrade Bright Antyo, he said the naming of lines is to pave way for the official commissioning of Gboko Modern Market October 7, this year.

The statement further added that key personalities were carefully selected from across the nine local governments of Tiv extraction in the state, including those that hold Tiv chieftaincy title, hence Gboko is the headquarters of Tiv nation.

“The naming of lines is done in preparation to the proposed date of opening of the market by the Executive Governor of Benue State, Dr Samuel Ortom on the 7th October, 2022.

“The names were drawn from prominent sons and daughters of Benue State and traditional title holders,” the statement read.

Those whose names are approved include; Governor Samuel Ortom, Sen. Gabriel Suswam, Sen. George Akume,  Rev. Fr Moses Adasu, Aper Aku and HRH James Ayatse.

Others are; Makir Dzakpe, Gondo Aluor, Akperan Orshi, Alfred Akawe Torkula, HRH Afatyo Ajoko, HRH Gabriel Shoshum, HRH Clement Uganden, HRH Abu King Shuluwa, HRH Aondoana Adaga, HRH Anageende and HRH Ambrose Iortyer.

The list also contains; Isaac Mtom, Dr Eunice Ortom, Arc. Yemisi Dooshima Suswam, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Governor Nyesom Wike and Sen. Joseph Sarwuan Tarka.

Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, John Dyegh, Prof. Tony Ijoho, Paul Unongo, Dr Bemsen Melladu, Denen Tofi, Tilley Gyado, Daniel Saaor, Padodads Awuna, Margaret Icheen and Barnabas Gemade also made the list.

Similarly, John Uan, Chief Mrs Kezaiah Agundu, Sen. Orker Jev, Prof. Shima Gyor, Ngbea Nor, Mike Mku, Yandev Amaabai, Terngu Tsegba and Mkovur Jagela are also included.

Last but not the least on the list are; Gen. Atom Kpera, Andiir Gur, Elizabeth Ivase, Mrs Pauline Uba, Barr Sabastine Hon and Justice Cosmos Idye.

Mr Mtom has since directed that signpost displaying names of the approved honourees should be constructed and fixed appropriately, The Voice can report.

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