MUST READ: 20 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOVERNOR SAMUEL ORTOM OF BENUE STATE, NUMBER 16 WILL SHOCK YOU.



1. First opposition candidate to defeat the candidate of the ruling party in Benue State
2. First Governor-elect whose predecessor failed to attend his inauguration
3. First Benue Governor to inherit an empty and deficit treasury
4. First Benue Governor to inherit unpaid salaries of workers running into 5 months at state level and more than 7 months at local government level
5. First to serve as local government Chairman, Minister and Governor
6. First Nigerian Governor to officially declare amnesty for armed youths
7. Among the first three Governors to constitute cabinet after 2015 elections
8. First Benue Governor to trim the size of State Executive Council and number of personal aides
9. First Governor in North Central Nigeria to introduce/adopt Treasure Single Account, TSA, at local government level
10. First Benue Governor to institute panels to probe the previous administration
11. First Benue Governor to cut down his travel allowances
12. First Benue Governor to combine governance with practical agriculture
13. First to embark on completion of about 10 roads abandoned by his predecessor
14. First to achieve the 2015 Round of MDGs/SDGs Conditional Grants in Nigeria
15. First to secure accreditation requirements of College of Health Sciences and BSU Teaching Hospital leading to granting of accreditation by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria after 12 years.
16. First Governor to pay 18,000 minimum wage to primary school teachers in the state.
17. First Benue Governor to start the process of construction and rehabilitation of 700 schools at once
18. First Benue Governor to collaborate with the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA for the establishment of Benue State Information Technology Development Agency, BITDA
19. First Benue Governor introduce Point of Sale, POS, devices for Internally Generated Revenue, IGR of the state
20. First Benue Governor in recent times with a budget in which capital expenditure is bigger than recurrent expenditure.

AS COMPARED BY TERVER AKASE, CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNOR.
MUST READ: 20 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOVERNOR SAMUEL ORTOM OF BENUE STATE, NUMBER 16 WILL SHOCK YOU. MUST READ: 20 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOVERNOR SAMUEL ORTOM OF BENUE STATE, NUMBER 16 WILL SHOCK YOU. Reviewed by Link Naija on 00:27:00 Rating: 5

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