By Sunday Iduh
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has lauded the developmental projects executed by the federal House of Assembly member representing Gboko/Tarka Federal Constituency, John Dyegh.
The Voice reports that the lawmaker recently constructed a state of the art Police post at Tiortyu and Ikpa-Mbatierev in Tarka and Gboko Local Government Areas respectively and built a hostel block at the University of Mkar which is named after Governor Ortom.
Ortom who gave the commendation on Tuesday while commissioning the projects executed by the national assembly member, said he has complemented the security efforts of the state with the construction of the police post in his constituency.
“It is a welcome development. Many have lost their lives and others displaced due to security challenges in the country. If others can do their best the way John Dyegh has done, a lot would have been achieved.
“I, therefore want to plead with the people of Tarka and Gboko to vote massively for John Dyegh and other PDP candidates. I can assure you that you won’t regret voting for him and believe he will create more opportunities for the people of Gboko and Tarka.
“For me it is not the end, I assure you that more dividends of democracy will come to your communities,” he said.
In a remark, the lawmaker said he decided to build the police posts in order to complement the efforts of the state government aimed at curbing the security challenges in his constituency and state at large.
Dyegh who lauded the governor’s efforts at taming insecurity in the state, expressed optimism that the presence of the police posts will reduce the security challenges in the area.
Speaking at the University of Mkar, the national assembly member explained that his aim of constructing a hostel block at the university was to ease the accommodation challenges of students.
Relatedly, Governor Ortom announced a donation of fifty million naira (50,000,000) to the University of Mkar during the commissioning of the hostel block at the institution.
The governor who commended the NKST church in Benue State for contributing immensely to the education and health sectors in the state, called on others to contribute their quota to the development of the state.
On his part, Vice Chancellor, University of Mkar, Pro. Zacharys Gundu thanked Governor Ortom for his commitment to the development of education in the state, stating that the governor has given support to both government and private institutions in the state.
Gundu particularly acknowledged the support of the governor during the recent accreditation of some courses at the University.
He expressed appreciation to Dyegh for his numerous support to the University, stating that the hostel block was not the first project being executed by the lawmaker.