Ortom Returns from Leave, Pledges Energized Service

Governor Samuel Ortom has promised to redouble his efforts at providing effective service delivery to the people of the State.

The Governor made the pledge today shortly on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja from a two-week leave which he spent in the United Kingdom. 


He said having recreated and reappraised his performance in the last two years in office during the leave, he has resumed with a renewed zeal to improve on service delivery to the people of the state.

Governor Ortom said while away he and his Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu were in touch to ensure that Eighty 80 % of the second tranche of the Paris and London Club refunds received were dedicated to payment of salaries.

He explained that such commitment was in compliance with his administration's earlier declaration of a state of emergency on payment of workers’ salaries in the State.

While expressing appreciation to the people for the cooperation his government had received in the last two years, Governor Ortom appealed that they sustain such support and prayers for him in order to continue to achieve success.

Commenting on the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country after he visited him in London, the Governor said the President who was recovering was awaiting medical advice from his doctors to take such a decision.

He maintained that enemies of the country who said President Buhari was confined to a wheel chair and was on life support would had been put to shame and expressed gratitude to God for answering prayers and healing the President.

On the expiration of the autumatum which the Tor Tiv gave  Alhaji Abubakar Tsav to retract his petitions against and also  tender public apology for libelous publications within two weeks, the Governor said he looked forward to seeing the retired Commissioner of Police honor his promise made before officials of the Public Complaints Commission, the Tiv Area Traditional Council, and the leadership of Mdzough u Tiv.