George Kajo, Makurdi.
Governor Ortom in his opening remarks at the State Executive Council meeting stated that the transition committee report was almost ready, noting that he shall formally handover to the incoming Governor on May 28th, 2023.
The Governor disclosed that more projects including electricity, roads, Benue Television among others executed by his administration will be commissioned during the week, stating that a road will be named after late Major Gideon Orkar who stood for truth and justice to immortalize him as well as foundation laying for BIPC Mall in Makurdi.
The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Joseph Ngbea presented the Governor with the Distinguished Award of Excellent Leadership presented earlier by the Association of Resident Doctors, Benue State University Teaching Hospital, BSUTH for being the first Governor to domesticate the Medical Residency Training Act and Fund.
He also presented to the Governor the Award of Excellence Presented to Benue State by the Federal Government National Immunization Department for the Benue State being the best State in Immunization Performance 2022.
Earlier, Governor Ortom received the new Controller of Corrections posted to the State, CC Mary Oche and assured her of the Government’s continuous support.
“For us in Benue we will continue to support the Correctional Centre because the inmates whether they are our indigenes or not, they are our people and human beings like us.”
The Controller of Corrections, Makurdi Correctional Centre, Mrs. Mary Oche expressed appreciation to the Governor for building and donating to the Correctional facility a hostel block housing 146 inmates, paying for fines of the inmates and donation of vehicles to the Centre as well as granting pardon to some of the inmates.
She also appealed to the Governor to further assist in providing an electricity transformer for the Correctional facility to cater for stable power supply.