Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, today charged indigenes of Guma local government area, from where he hails, to live examplary livestyles worthy of their elevation to the number one position in the state.
He spoke at St Athanasius Catholic Church, Gbajimba, during a funeral service held for the deceased wife of his elder brother, the late Mrs Judith Robert Yuaar Ortom.
Governor Ortom stated that by elevating him to his present position in the state the people have also lifted his community as he would impact positively on it.
According to him his administration has paid the contractor handling the road from Daudu to Gbajimba to continue work on the project while funds for other roads in the area would be provided in subsequent budgets.
Governor Ortom appealed to the people of the area to take education seriously so as to sustain their relevance in the present and the future.
He stated that the death of someone was a warning and whistle to those alive to also get prepared to meet their creator by making peace with him.
At the funeral of the late Augustine Tachia Ge in Ushongo local government area yesterday he enjoined the people of the state to support the amnesty program of his administration to succeed by appealing to those with illegal arms in their possession to surrender them before the deadline of 30th September, 2015, and thereafter expose those who refuse to comply.
Governor Ortom commended the paramount ruler of the area, Chief Ambrose Iyortyer, for leading several youths in his domain to surrender their illegal weapons and enjoined other community leaders to emulate him.
He explained that he was probing the previous administration as a response to the request of the people to know why and how the state had been brought to its knees so that the present and future generations could learn from the exercise.