By Jimin Geoffrey
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has decried the death of illustrious sons of MINDA geopolitical zone, describing the situation as unfortunate and which calls for sober reflection by worthy sons and daughters of MINDA both at home and in the Diaspora.
Speaking during a funeral oration at the burial of former chairman of Makurdi LGC, Late Pius Chagu, Governor Ortom said it was unfortunate that at this time when he needed the useful advice of the duo of Late Pius Chagu and Late Pius Kudi in administering the state, they had exited the planet earth, describing death as inevitable and for which all humans must prepare for in order to enjoy eternity in Heaven.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Education, Hon. Matthew Mnyam, Governor Ortom, who condoled both the Kudi and Chagu families on the unfortunate losses prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest in Heaven.
Speaking on the nonpayment of salaries to workers in the state, Governor Ortom said his government inherited a deficit treasury, stressing that things would soon improve and called on Benue people to be patient with his administration as he tries to clear the rot left by the previous administration.
While calling on youths in the state to engage in meaningful ventures and reject being used as willing tools in the hands of politicians, Governor Ortom reiterated his administration's determination to protect lives and property of Benue citizens, stressing that security was a top priority in his administration and assured that the menace of Fulani invasion would soon be a thing of the past with the proposed introduction of ranches in the country.
Also speaking, Acting Tor Tiv, Chief Ivokor Unongo, represented by Ter Makurdi, Chief Sule Abenga, tasked humans to emulate the exemplary leadership qualities of Late Pius Chagu, who he said was instrumental to the siren and peaceful coexistence in his domain.
In a Requiem at the funeral, Rev. Fr Adolphus Ikyuluke urged Christians to live friendly with their neighbors, stressing that Godliness was not measured in how often one goes to Church but dependent on one's personal relationship with one another.
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