Leaders of Tongov community in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area today expressed excitement over seven rural electrification projects being executed in the area by the Governor Samuel Ortom administration with many of them already completed.
Speaking at the Eucharistic Celebration of prayer for the government and people of Benue State, held at St. Francis De Sales Quasi Parish Ityokyaa-Mbaton, the people expressed appreciation to the Governor for connecting their communities to public power supply.
Mr. Tsenongo Abancha, former Special Adviser to the Governor said for bringing light to their communities, they were making arrangements to honour Governor Ortom with a chieftaincy title of “Iwanger i Tongov,” the light of Tongov.
Other speakers at the event including member representing Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo at the green chamber, Mr. Emmanuel Udende, Ter Katsina-Ala, Chief Fezanga Wombo and Council Chairman, Katsina-Ala, Mrs. Virginia Kpindi, all lauded Governor Ortom’s developmental strides in Tongov community and Katsina-Ala at large.
They pledged their continued support to the Ortom-led administration in the State.
Responding, Governor Ortom expressed appreciation to the Church and Tongov community for organising a prayer session for him and his government.
He stated that he believed in the efficacy of prayers and that after seeking God’s face during a three-month period he received divine leading on how to tackle many of the challenges confronting his administration, pointing out that the results would be made manifest soon.
The Governor stated that despite the economic challenges, his administration had embarked on seven rural electrification projects in Tongov, stressing that many had been completed while some are at various stages of completion.
Governor Ortom while assuring Benue people of adequate arrangements to secure lives and property as the Anti-Open Grazing Law takes effect from November first this year, encouraged them to pray persistently for God’s intervention.
Earlier in his homily, Reverend Father Clement Ugoh urged Christians to pray always, saying it was the only way to invite God to take charge in all situations.