Benue Governor Buys Big Car, Sends It to 84-Year-Old Man Who Helped Him When He Was Coming Up, Photos Go Viral

Benue Governor Buys Big Car, Sends It to 84-Year-Old Man Who Helped Him When He Was Coming Up, Photos Go Viral

  • Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has provided a brand new car to an 84-year-old man for his role in the development of the state
  • According to the story obtained by, the man's name is Elder Banger Iyorhon and he is said to have played a prominent role in Ortom's life
  • The car, a brand new black JMC Vigus was handed to the old man to ease his movement by someone sent by the governor

A Nigerian man has received the gift of a brand new car from the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom. The old man is identified as Elder Banger Iyorhon.

The car is a brand JMC Vigus and it was handed over to the 84-year-old man by a representative sent by the governor with a letter from the state government.

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Elder Banger Iyorhon receives the car from Governor Ortom's representative.
The car given to Elder Banger Iyorhon is a brand new JMC Vigus. Photo credit: Fredrick-Shima Iyorhon.
Source: Facebook

He supported the governor when he was coming up

According to information obtained by, Elder Iyorhon supported Ortom when he came into politics newly and he became the chairman of Guma local government of the state. The old man's son, Fredrick-Shima Iyorhon told in an exclusive chat:

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"Elder banger Iyorhon who was gifted a car yesterday is my dad. He is been addressed as Ortom's Father, not the biological father but because of the role he has played in Ortom's life has made Ortom call him father and treat him as a father."

Shima also shared the reaction of his father when he received the gift from the governor. According to him, the old man said:

"Thank you my son."

Reward for his role in the development of Benue

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A letter also obtained by indicates that the car was given to the man in recognition of his contribution to the development of the state.

Nigerian lady builds big house for her parents in Benue state, calls it retirement home

In a related story, reported that a lady who is from Benue state made money and then built a big house for her parents in Makurdi the state capital.

The lady said she made a lot of money after investing in cryptocurrencies and then decided to build a retirement home for her parents.

She received a lot of accolades from social media users who described her with good words for remembering her parents.


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