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Benue: Gov. Ortom Talks Tough, Gives Community Ultimatum To Fish Out Killers

Rural communities in Ado Local Government Area of Benue State, bordering Ebonyi State have been handed a seven-day ultimatum by Governor Samuel Ortom to produce for prosecution killers, who allegedly ambushed and beheaded four persons of Ebonyi origin.

Concise News reports that Ortom, who handed the ultimatum, particularly directed the District Head of Agila Chiefdom in Ado LGA to ensure that the police get the needed intelligence to apprehend the suspects.

Ortom in a statement made available to pressmen in Makurdi by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, notes that delegations from Benue and Ebonyi States recently met in Abakaliki and set up a committee to find ways of ending hostilities between the border communities.

Benue: Gov. Ortom Gives Assurance on Public Service Reforms

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has assured the state of public service reforms.

Daily Post reports that Ortom gave the assurance after receiving the report of the state Public Service Reform Committee at the state’s Government House on Wednesday.

He commended the committee for what he termed “meticulous work done” as contained in its findings and recommendations.

Assuring that his administration would be guided to a better public service in the state by the findings of the committee, the governor said he was not surprised by the manner the committee carried out its assignment in view of the calibre of seasoned serving and retired technocrats paraded.

Ortom promised that his administration would judiciously implement the committee’s recommendations.

The Committee, which was set up by the governor, urged the State Government to compel its agencies to strictly account for their internally generated revenue receipts or face sanctions.

It also recommended the scrapping of government agencies which have remained dormant and not added value to the economy of the state.

It decried the trend where some agencies generate revenue but fail to adequately remit such accruals to government accounts.

Benue Gov. Declares War On Criminals

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Sunday said that there would be a statewide crackdown on criminals in the state beginning from tomorrow (Monday)

Ortom said this in Agasha, Guma Local Government Area of the state at a thanksgiving service held at the NKST Church, Agasha.

The thanksgiving service was organised in his honour by the Nongov Community Development Association.

The governor said with the end of the one-week prayer and fasting programme organised in conjunction with the Christian Association of Nigeria against evil in the state, it was time to match faith with works.

He promised that criminal elements would have no hiding place in the state again.

Ortom said a task force comprising the military, the police, as well as other security agencies would be engaged to fish out criminals.

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