Benue State governor Samuel Ortom on Wednesday appealed to the agrarian people of the state to be patient with his administration, saying he is committed to running government with the fear of God to remove the state from the shackles of poverty.
Ortom stated this at the Banquet Hall of the People’s House, Makurdi, while fielding questions from journalists on the achievements of his administration within the first 100 days.
According to him, he is determined and has put in place proactive steps to complete projects and correct the wrongs in the state with boldness.
He reiterated that he will rule the state well by imbibing virtues that would foster forgiveness, reconciliation, selflessness, integration and peace to enhance rapid development.
Commenting on some of the achievements of his administration, the governor listed them to include adequate payment of salaries of state and local government workers including the striking lecturers and technical teachers of Benue State University. He added that he has released N200million for the reconstruction of the School of Nursing and Midwives, as well as implementation of minimum wage for primary school teachers.
“It is important to note that my administration has achieved meaningfully within the 100 days but I will rather appeal to the Benue people to be patient with me because I am committed to running government with the fear of God, forgiveness, fairness, selflessness, reconciliation and integration to enhance peace and development.
“We ensured prompt payment of salaries up to the month of August, just as we have implemented the minimum wage of teachers.