By Sunday Iduh
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has said, while he deeply appreciates the call by the group known as Movement for Good Governance and Democracy, as well as other Nigerians, who have expressed concern that he should have been on the list of those recently given national awards by President Muhammadu Buhari, his focus is on serving the people of the state.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Terver Akase, in a statement on Monday in Makurdi said his principal was satisfied with the honour and constant support Benue people have given him to succeed since 2015.
It appealed to the concerned individuals and groups not to make an issue out of the awards but rather pray for him to continue to play his role of serving Benue State and the country.
According to the statement, the governor remains grateful to Almighty God for the grace to lead the state and also be able to make contributions towards nation-building.
He congratulated all recipients of the national honours awards and urged them to sustain their selfless services to the country.