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Gov. Ortom promises more developmental projects

By Margaret Oraza
Governor Samuel Ortom has promised to execute more developmental projects at Auke Community of Apa Local Government Area in Benue State.
Governor Ortom stated this through the Commissioner for Rural Development and Cooperatives, Engr Victor Ukaaha while commissioning a bridge across Ouju stream constructed by House of Assembly Member representing Apa Constituency in the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon Abu Umoru across Ouju stream recently.
The Governor who expressed please at the gesture of the assembly member also stated the commitment his administration to construct the rural road in the community and equally complete the rural electrification which is on-going in the area.
He informed the community members that government has approved funds for training of Benue indigenes to give them access to loans and urged them to form cooperatives societies to enable them participate in the scheme.
Speaking, Hon Abu Umoru representing Apa Constituency in the Benue State House of Assembly assured the people of democratic dividends from the Ortom administration saying he will exert more pressure on the state government to site more projects in Apa Local Government Area.
According to a release from the Information Officer of the Ministry of Rural Development and Cooperatives, Sylvester Orlaade, both the Chairman, Apa Local Government Area, Hon Akoche Ameh and Pastor Emmanuel Ikpe in their remarks, commended Governor Samuel Ortom for coming to their aid and appreciated the Assembly member for the construction of the bridge.
The ceremony also witnessed presentation of certificates to youths trained in various skills by Hon Umoru.

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