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Good governance: MINDA traditional rulers commend Ortom

By Sunday Iduh

Traditional rulers from MINDA have commended Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State for providing good governance in the state. MINDA is a socio-cultural group which comprise of Makurdi, Gwer, Gwer West and Guma Local Government Areas.

The traditional rulers, who gave the commendation Monday at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi when they paid the governor a solidarity visit said they were proud of what the governor has been doing to tackle the challenges of the state in all sectors.

The traditional rulers, who spoke separately, stated that Governor Ortom has made them and the state proud.

According to Tor Lobi, His Royal Highness, Chief Moses Anagende, “Governor Ortom as our son have our mandate and has continued to impress us in his governance approach.

“He has demonstrated unrelenting passion to tackle security issues in the state and has also given adequate attention to rural transformation.”

The royal father, who particularly drew the governor’s attention to the encroachment on Ugondo lands by the Nigerian Air Force authorities in Makurdi, called on him to wade into the boundary and land disputes issues between the four local governments and their neighbouring communities.

Chief Anagende expressed appreciation to the governor for citing development projects in the area and appealed for the completion of all ongoing projects within the axis before the expiration of his administration.

On his part, Ter Gwer, His Royal Highness, Chief Dominic Akpe thanked the governor for prioritizing the welfare of traditional rulers in the state.

Governor Ortom thanked the royal fathers for the encouragement and assured them that he will never do anything without their consent. He pointed out that, with their support and prayers, the security challenges confronting the state will soon be a thing of the past.

The governor disclosed that the solidarity visit by the traditional rulers has further strengthened his committment to serving the people.

He, however, expressed displeasure over the persistent land and boundary disputes and promised to once again intervene in the matter.

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