Look beyond political affiliations to safeguard Benue – Ortom

By Florence Ugbem

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has sworn-in two special advisers, with a call on people of the state to look beyond political affiliations in tackling threats confronting the state.

He made this known Wednesday while performing the swearing-in ceremony at the New Banquet Hall, Benue Peoples House, Makurdi.

The governor stated that as a people, their is need for unity and cooperation more than ever before, in order to tackle the threat and danger which enemies constitute both to Benue land and existence as its peoples.

Represented by his deputy, Engr Benson Abounu, Ortom said: “The state government is committed in living out its core obligations to the people, which is the security of their lives and property, as well as working for and sustaining their welfare and well-being.”

He enjoined the two appointees, to live up to the demands of their new office and to justify the confidence reposed in them as special advisers. He added that it is not an opportunity to amass wealth but to assist government to carry out key functions with the fear of God.

Responding on behalf of the newly appointed special advisers, Mr Anthony Ibu thanked the governor for according them the opportunity to serve the state and pledged to serve with all their heart, seeking godliness and humility as they carry out their duties.

The special advisers sworn-in are Mr Anthony Ibu and Mr Simon Namkwagh.

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