- Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has sent a message to Nigerians ahead of the New Year celebrations
- The governor who described the year 2021 as a challenging year, urged citizens to be steadfast in prayer and be hopeful
- Governor Ortom in his goodwill message showered praises on Nigerians for their resilience in the face of rising security and economic challenges in the past year
According to the governor, one of such step is to choose and vote the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into power in the 2023 general elections.
In a goodwill message signed by Nathaniel Ikyur, his chief press secretary, Ortom also lauded the people of Benue and Nigerians for their resilience in the face of daunting security and economic challenges in 2021, The Cable reports.
The governor said citizens demonstrated their indomitable spirit for survival against unabating security and harsh economic situation that was compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“The year 2021 was no doubt challenging. But I’m happy our people rose to the occasion. The lessons of the past year will serve as a useful instrument that will guide us to fruition in the years ahead."
He urged residents of Benue to cooperate with security agencies so as to keep the state free of criminal activities.
Ortom said he will continue to implement policies, programmes and projects that have direct and positive impact on the citizens adding, “this new year will restore hope and confidence in our land.”
Governor Ortom sends a strong message to President Muhammadu Buhari on his 79th birthday
The governor in his message to the president said President Buhari must act fast in terms of the security situation across the nation.
Ortom said the country is collapsing under the present administration due to the activities of bandits and insurgents, especially in the north.
My people may soon resort to self-help, Benue senator warns
In other news, the insecurity in Nigeria has become a worrisome issue, one that bothers the well-being of the people in the present day.
A senator of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benue state has expressed dissatisfaction over the way security of lives of its people are being tampered with.
Senator Abba Moro also expressed deep concern regarding the way the issue is handled by the federal government.