Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has again cautioned the people of the state against sabotaging security agencies posted to their areas.
He enjoined that they rather support them to succeed in their assignment to secure lives and property.
The governor gave the charge, Sunday, November 27th, 2022 while speaking at the Thanksgiving Mass in honour of his wife, Dr Eunice Ortom’s 50th birthday, held at St Peter’s Quasi-Parish, Aondoana in Gwer West Local Government Area.
Governor Ortom particularly reiterated his charge to Benue people to continue to render support to security agencies in the state to succeed in their assignments rather than being hostile to them.
While commending the security agencies for their efforts to secure lives and property, he enjoined Benue people to complement their work as they were serving the people.
According to the governor, “Even if any security personnel was found wanting or committing acts inimical to security, they should be reported to appropriate authorities.”
The governor extolled his wife as a pillar of support to his life and administration, describing her as “a gift to humanity.”
He maintained that the First Lady was “a woman who loves God and has the passion for humanity” noting that she has stood by him in all situations offering prayers and unflinching support which has kept him going.
Governor Ortom further appreciated the church for the sustained prayers and encouragement given to his administration to overcome the challenges confronting the state.
He also expressed appreciation to all those who graced the Thanksgiving Mass to celebrate and support his wife at the occasion, which featured fundraising for the completion of the church project at St Peter’s Quasi-Parish, Aondoana.
The governor, shortly after the Thanksgiving Mass, commissioned a health facility, St Veronica’s Clinic, Aondoana, built by the Benue State Government to cater for the primary healthcare needs of the people of the community.