By Faith Igbudu
The Executive Chairman, Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Comrade Joseph Utse, has assured basic primary schools in the state of adequate security around their schools to ensure uninterrupted studies.
Utse gave this assurance recently when he led other officials of the Board on an on-the-spot assessment of security to some basic schools in the state.
In a statement by the board’s Information Officer, Erdoo Sar, the Executive Chairman reiterated that security remains top priority in Governor Samuel Ortom’s administration as he will not leave any stone unturned to secure schools in the state.
The statement said, “Utse recalled that when the governor enacted Prohibition of Open Grazing and Ranching Law 2017, some of his counterparts were not on the same page with him but have come to pitch tent with him eventually”. This, he said goes a long way to demonstrate how Governor Ortom has been proactive about security issues in the state and the country at large.
It also said that Utse, promised to convey all the requests made through him to the state government, noting that some of the demands were already before the governor and were being looked into.
Some schools visited were LGEA Primary School, Nyior; LGEA Science School, Abinsi; UBE Junior Secondary School, Abinsi; LGEA Primary School, Kwenev; and LGEA Primary School, Agasha, all in Guma Local Government Area; and NKST Primary School, Asukunya in Tarka Local Government Area of Benue state.