<<<By Jimin Geoffrey>>>
Governor Samuel Ortom today visited the family of the deceased Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Benue State chapter, Mr. David Ukuma.
The Governor while consoling the bereaved family, said it was unfortunate that Mr. Ukuma died shortly after he was elected the chairman of NUJ in the state.
He stated that he was being briefed by his aides even when Mr. Ukuma was on admission, stressing that he died because God willed that it happened at this particular time.
While praying God to grant the deceased eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the loss, Governor Ortom said government would not abandon the family during its trying time.
State Vice Chairman of NUJ, Mr. Martins Kajo, on behalf of the council, expressed appreciation to Governor Ortom for his show of concern while the late Ukuma was on admission.
He noted that if it were for the sake of finances, the late Ukuma would have survived.
Mr. Kajo described the late NUJ chairman as a young man who had a lot of prospects, stressing however that humans lack the authority to question God’s decision.
Wife of the deceased, Mrs. Nguwasen Ukuma, who spoke on behalf of the family, expressed appreciation to the Governor for identifying with the family in its trying moment.