By James Ibechi
Described by Professor Jerry Agada as an initiative that smacks of ingenuity on the part of Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, to have engaged the state political leadership and the citizens in a Town Hall interaction, the meeting has began today in Katsina Ala.
The town hall meeting will hold across the state.
Today is the turn of Sankera comprising three local government areas of Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo.
The meeting just held at the College of Education, Katsina-Ala.
The Governor rendered an account of his stewardship after which he took questions and remarks from major stakeholders.
He spoke on variety of issues ranging from the state of the state economy, bailout, counterpart funding, education, Tor Tiv issue, road projects and his achievements within his one year in office
Responding, AbuKking Shuluwa noted the governor’s developmental projects and his unprecedented track record of achievements especially the amnesty programme and its positive impact on Benue people.
The PDP chieftain commended the governor for his bold steps towards the fight against corruption even as he enjoined the governor to take more proactive steps towards the recovery of the looted state funds from looters.
The event at Sankera recorded high level of attendance by party chieftains, opinion leaders, eminent traditional rulers, students and women leaders.
The governor later proceeded to Gboko where he meet with people from the three local government areas of Tarka, Buruku and Gboko known as Jemgbagh.
In the week, the meeting with Kwande will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Adikpo at 11am while that of Jechira will be in Vandeikya on the same day at 2pm.
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, it will be the turn of Igede people to interact with the Governor at Oju at 10 am and return to Makurdi for the meeting with MINDA at 2pm.
The meeting with people from Old Okpokwu will hold on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Okpoga at 10am while that with people from old Otukpo will hold in Otukpo at 2 pm.
The respective venues will be communicated to the concerned stakeholders.