By Ede Ogaba Ede
Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, has charged newly inaugurated Commissioner in the National Population Commission, Barr. Patricia Ori Kupchi, to maintain her known knack for hardwork and be a good ambassador of the state in her new position.
The governor spoke Wednesday at the reception in honour of the new commissioner at the Cyrprian Ekwensi Centre for Art and Culture, Abuja.
Represented by his deputy, Engr. Benson Abounu, Governor Ortom commended Barr. Kupchi, who until her present appointment was his Special Adviser on Employment and Labour Matters for her “solid contributions” to the development of the state and urged her to continue her service to the state even in her new role.
Governor Ortom said the state is proud of her and would continue to support her in every way possible to enable her succeed in her national service.
Speaking after the event, Barr Kupchi expressed gratitude to President Muhammed Buhari for finding her worthy of the appointment and Governor Ortom, his deputy, Engr Abounu and the state government for the overwhelming support she has received from them.
Barr. Kupchi who disclosed that she felt on top of the world during her inauguration as she was the only commissioner that was superbly supported by her state government with the presence of Governor Samuel Ortom, promised to do her best for the state and the nation.
She enthused that drawing her strength from God in who she trusts, she will not fail the state or the country and called on the people of the state to continue their support for the state government and the government of President Buhari.