Good day, and welcome to the latest Benue State online news headlines update for today, Wednesday, July 24th, 2019, on Concise News.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Monday swore in 15 Commissioners to assist in piloting of the affairs of the state, Concise News reports. Governor Ortom stated that the appointments were made independently, stressing that those appointed should know that their godfather is God and then the Benue people. The Governor noted that the new appointees were coming into governance when challenges are enormous and should use their experiences to bear on the collective determination of his administration to respond to the challenges confronting it. He urged the newly sworn-in Commissioners to quickly get into work and acquaint themselves with the policy document of his administration, “Our Collective Vision for a New Benue,” which birthed five main pillars of good governance and revenue security, agriculture-driven industrialization, STEAM-based education and health services as well as investment in critical infrastructure and promotion of gender, empowerment of women, youth, sports and persons with disability. The state’s number one citizen while congratulating the commissioners for their appointments, also charged Permanent Secretaries and senior government officials in their Ministries to cooperate with them for optimal performance, even as he appealed to their family members, friends and political associates to shun the temptation of mounting undue financial pressure on them. Read more here.
Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule has said that it is in his quest to ensure that peace reigns that he visited Benue State on Tuesday, Concise News reports. Governor Sule visited his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom, at the Government House, Makurdi and both states made a pledge to maintain peace and unity in the face of obvious threats to their security, unity and brotherliness. Sule maintained that the unity of Benue and Nasarawa states was non-negotiable, noting that the relative peace both states had enjoyed in the recent past must be sustained. The Nasarawa governor, who stated this when he led a delegation from Lafia on a solidarity visit to Benue State, maintained that there was the need to renew their commitment towards strengthening the Benue-Nasarawa-Plateau ties that existed in the past. Sule stated that since he became governor, security has improved in the state, its environs and neighbouring states, which informed his decision to visit Ortom. “There can be no better time for this visit having witnessed relative peace in both states. Before now, we all belonged to Benue-Plateau and so we have a high population of Tiv, Idoma and Igala in Nasarawa and Benue states, therefore, we must protect them. “We are one people and the most important resources is our people, therefore, our interest is to protect the people. Read more here.
And that’s all for today on the round-up of the latest Benue State online news headlines.