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25 May 2016

Gov Ortom urges women to pray for the state

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has called on women in the state to continue to pray for the success of  his administration.
Making the call during the prayer session organized by the Women Wing of Benue State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria,  CAN, at the Grace Chapel of Benue People’s  House.  Ortom said prayers would help to change the critical situation.
He said like Aaron and Joshua did to Moses, Benue women should support his administration in this trying period.
The governor said attacks from Fulani herdsmen and moral decadence are not peculiar to the state and noted that people of the state have decided to ask God for intervention.
While expressing the hope that Benue would not be the same after the two week prayer sessions, Governor Ortom sounded the warning that the time of waste was gone.
He said the states’s federal allocation has declined from N2 billion to a little above N1 billion and explained that Fulani attacks and challenges from within have made the people to intensify efforts in agriculture.
The governor asked citizens of the state to massively attend grand finale of the two week prayer period coming up next Monday at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, Square, Makurdi and assured that God would meet every person at the point of his need.
In a remark at the event, wife of the Governor, Dr (Mrs) Eunice Ortom, said Benue women started praying for God’s blessing in 2015 and called for more participation.
Mrs Ortom explained that the prayers being offered by women were not based on political considerations and noted that after creating man, God created woman to be his worthy partner.
She said God used women to bless the world and stressed that Mary the mother of Jesus gave testimonies of God’s goodness.
According to the First Lady of Benue state. Esther played vital roles in the life of women by bringing succor to them.
She said Benue people can say Alleluia today because Jesus gave them freedom on the cross and observed that the greatest way of finding joy and peace is for one to find his way into his heart.
Monday prayer session by the women wing of CAN was attended by the Deputy Governor, Engr Benson Abounu, the Chief Judge, Justice Iorhemen Hwande, members of the State Executive Council and women from different denominations.

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