<<< By Tahav Agerzua >>>
Graduating students of the Benue State University College of Health Sciences today after completing their examinations expressed appreciation to Governor Samuel Ortom for his role in their graduation.
They expressed the gratitude in separate interviews.
Chairman and former President of the Medical Students, Dr Moses Terfa Asue, said they remained eternally grateful to the Governor.
“We thank God for the able leadership of Governor Ortom and appreiate the urgent steps he took towards alleviating our predicament of chronic stagnation,” he stated.
“As a class, we are pleased that he demonstrated his commitment by matching his words of mouth with action.”
Dr. Asue, 30, hails from Vandeikya local government area.
He enrolled into the medical programme in the 2003/2004 academic session and would have graduated in 2009.
His class mate, Dr Odejo John Omale, 34, who hails from Otukpo local government area, stated that “better is the end of a matter than the beginning as Governor Ortom had made our graduation possible through his personal commitment to breaking the jinx that held us back.”
According to him, “It takes long to embrace the reality of freedom as our graduation today seemed to us as a joke having stagnated for long.”
Dr Abigail Avadoo Ngaji, 30, who hails from Ukum local government area said she enrolled at the same time with the two graduates saying if things had been normal she would have graduated at the age of 26.
She said she was very grateful for the personal commitment of Governor Ortom.
Dr Usha Anenga, classmate of the three who hails from Katsina Ala local government associated himself with the position of his mates.
“I am very grateful and excited that our suffering for too long ended today and I thank Governor Ortom for his leadership which is capable of bringing Benue out of the woods,” he stated.
“The past administration didn’t hit the hammer on the nail as Ortom did, though they tried.”
The Governor of Benue State in a telephone conversation congratulated the graduating students and wished them well.
“When I came in, I shared in their plight and ensured that their accreditation was done. I promise to continue in this light as education and health remain key to human development.”