Insecurity: Gov Ortom tasks political leaders on unity

By Lucy Ackanyon

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has called on Nigerian leaders from all political divides to collaborate to find lasting solution to the various forms of insecurity in the country.


Governor Ortom made the call Monday at the Presidential Lodge of Government House, Makurdi, while receiving a delegation of the Women Wing of Ahmed Tinubu Presidential Campaign, led by the First Lady of Nigeria, Hajia Aisha Buhari, who was on a visit to the state to donate relief materials to victims of flood.

The governor, who said the security of the country was an important issue for everybody, congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Ahmed Tinubu for emerging as the party’s flagbearer and wished him well in his ambition. He, however, said that only the candidate anointed by God would become the next President of Nigeria.

He thanked the group for identifying with the state in its trying times and pledged that the items and money donated would be judiciously shared among the victims.

Earlier, Mrs Buhari, who was represented by wife of the APC presidential candidate, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, said the campaign team had decided to visit and support all states in the country that have been affected by the recent flood, before it kicks off campaign.

While expressing her sympathy to the state, especially victims of the flood, Mrs Buhari prayed that the state would never witness disaster of such type again.

Mrs Buhari encouraged more groups to extend support to the victims, noting that no help was too much for them to get back on their feet after suffering so much loss.

She stated the team’s desire to assist 200 affected families with the sum of N50,000 each to start up economic activities that would ameliorate the impact of the flood on them.

Also speaking, wife of Benue State Governor, Dr Eunice Ortom appreciated Mrs Buhari for not only sympathizing with the state but offering support to ease the suffering of the victims.

Assorted food items and cash of N10million were donated by the group for distribution to the victims.

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