(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Governor Samuel Ortom’s Projects in the Sankera axis and other parts of Benue North Senatorial District have been lauded by traditional rulers, elders and stakeholders.
The stakeholders gave their verdict on the governor’s impressive development strides at Katsina-Ala town, Gbor and Tse-Dugwer during the commissioning of Central Primary School Katsina-Ala, Ikyowe-Amaafu-Gbor-Adoor-Mbaton rural electrification project and Zaki-Biam – Afia – Gbeji road projects respectively.
While Senator Gabriel Suswam, representing Benue North East Senatorial District, commended Governor Ortom for investing billions of naira into landmark projects in the state, despite the paucity of funds occasioned by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic,Comrade Richard Gbande, representing Sankera at the House of Representatives, intoned that giving priority to infrastructure and education was similar to enhancing the lives of the people, adding that the commissioned road would forever remain useful for economic activities.
At the Central Primary School, Katsina-Ala, theTer Kastina-Ala, Chief Fezanga Wombo and elder Francis Zaaya, acknowledged the sustained peace initiatives of Governor Ortom in Sankera, saying with a secured environment, more development projects would spring up, while the District Head of Tiir Council Ward, Katsina-Ala Local Government Area, Chief Johnson Boyi and Hon. Richard Gbaden, speaking at Gbor, expressed delight over the electricity project which they noted would boost economic activities in all the satellite towns connected to electricity.
At LGEA Primary School Dugwer, Ter Ukum, Architect Orkaa Kaave, Moses Chaver Kper, Mr. Ahua and Baba Andura Dugwer, noted that the completed Zaki-Biam-Afia-Gbeji road would immensely benefit the people of the area, whileCouncil Chairmen of Katsina-Ala and Ukum Local Government Areas, Hon Alfred Atera and Hon Stephen Ayua, expressed delight over the state government’s presence in their domains and pledged sustained support to the Ortom administration.
They all prayed to God to grant Governor Ortom more fruitful years and bless the remaining part of his administration so he could bring greater dividends of democracy to Benue people.
POTENTIAL IMPACT: The completed (and ongoing) road and electricity projects will immensely boost economic activities, while the peace building efforts will help prevent the eruption of violent conflicts in the state, inadvertently resulting in the peace, stability and progress of the benefiting communities, nay the state in general.