Major stakeholders from across Benue State last Monday scored their Governor, Samuel Ortom, high on his performance from his inauguration to date.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, today announced the appointment of Professor Anthony Ijohor, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, as Secretary to State Government and the dropping of five members of the state executive council.

Address of Benue State  Governor, Samuel Ortom, at the Third Stakeholders' Meeting Held on Monday, 13th February, 2017, at The Peoples House, Makurdi.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom today in Abuja, met with the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Mohammed Babandede to discuss issues of security affecting the state.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, interacted with the people of the state on a Radio Benue live programme for two hours on Wednesday, 1st February, 2017. The first one hour was devoted to the process and content of the recent Agatu, Fulani peace accord. This first of a two part series is a transcription of the discussion on the issue.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, and his Taraba State counterpart, Darius Dickson Ishaku, yesterday agreed to swap border communities in their respective states.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has pledged to collaborate with the National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-formal Education, to eradicate illiteracy in the state.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has directed ministries, departments and agencies to brief the media on their activities since his assumption of office.

The people of Agatu local government area have commended Governor Samuel Ortom for his positive peace initiative towards ending the crisis between herdsmen and farmers in the area.

They gave the commendation last Monday during a security meeting held at the Council Hall of the local government.

Addressing the meeting, Sole Administrator of the Council, Mr. Mike Inalegwu, explained that it was held as a follow up to the expanded security meeting earlier held in Makurdi by the Governors of Benue and Nasarawa States with their Security Council members with Agatu and Fulani stakeholders where far-reaching decisions were taken to ensure peaceful existence between the herdsmen and their Agatu host.

Mr. Inalegwu maintained that no part of Agatu land was ceded to the Fulani as alleged by some people and charged the people of the area to embrace the peace initiative with both hands.

Also speaking, Chairman of Agatu Youths, Aboje Otene, commended the two governors for their peace efforts, pointing out that what Agatu deserved now was absolute peace and tranquility.

On his part, the Army Commander in-charge of Agatu, Major Umar, called for synergy between the people and security operatives to achieve positive results.

He explained that the visit of the Sole Administrator alongside heads of security agencies in the area to Loko in Nasarawa State was a security strategy, which had yielded fruitful result.

In a remark, Ad’Agatu, Chief Godwin Onah, who thanked the Governors of Benue and Nasarawa States for their maturity in handling the crisis between the Fulani and farmers, expressed dismay that some people could peddle unfounded rumours about such a sensitive issue and urged on the people to disregard it.

A statement by the Agatu Local Government Information Officer, Edwin Etuka, stated that the meeting was attended by all members of the Agatu Traditional Council, leadership of Agatu Youths from the five zones, heads of security agencies in the area, and other stakeholders.

 

Radio Benue report