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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has pledged to implement white papers from commissions of inquiry and other panels.
He made the pledge while swearing in the President of the Customary Court of Appeal and a Judge of the High Court in Makurdi at the weekend.
The Governor congratulated the Honourable Justice Cosmas Aondover Idye, President of the Court, and the Honourable Justice Augustine Iorhemen Ityonyiman, the newly appointed High Court judge, for their elevation to the respective positions of trust and increased responsibilities.
“Let me use this opportunity to assure the people of the state that our administration will take all necessary steps within the ambit of the law to implement white papers from commissions of inquiries and other panels,” he stated.
“These two justices had discharged previous assignments with distinction and it is our conviction that they would add further value to the administration of justice in their present positions.”
Governor Ortom urged them to dispense justice without fear or favor assuring that his administration would create an enabling environment for judges to discharge their responsibilities and continue to maintain a positive reputation.
Responding on behalf of those sworn in, Justice Idye pledged to justify the confidence reposed in them and appealed for support to document the customary laws of the people.
Governor Ortom also charged commercial motorcycle operators in the state to comply with directives from the Benue State Internal Revenue Service for their registration or face a ban on their activities.
At a meeting with leaders of the Benue Motorcycle Association across the state he said their biometric capture was in their best interest and that of the state.
Governor Ortom stated that the cost of the registration had been reduces from N3, 000 to N1, 650, 00 which covered reflective vest, smart identity and security card as well as digital tracking system.
He urged the people of the state to support efforts to boost internally generated revenue.
He also met with Caretaker Chairmen, Directors General Services and Administration, Treasurers and Cashiers of local government areas in the state and charged them to abide by financial regulations or face sanctions.
Governor Ortom also held a security meeting after which he briefed journalists and assured that government was on top of the situation and had mapped up plans to flush out invaders from the state.

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