As the world marks the International Day of Democracy today, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to the principles of good governance as outlined in his 5 – point blueprint, ‘Our Collective Vision for a New Benue’.
Governor Ortom says emphasis will continue to be placed on participatory governance which allows the people the freedom to make contributions to the way they are led in order to achieve better standard of living.
He describes as timely and fitting, the theme for this year’s event which is ‘Democracy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Governor Ortom reassures the people of the state that the feat achieved by his administration as the first state in the country to meet requirements for accessing the 2015 round of Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals conditional grants by paying N1.2 billion counterpart funds will be sustained.
He says most of the projects have been completed in various communities of the state and more similar projects will be executed in the weeks and months to come.
Governor Ortom stresses the resolve of the State Government to give priority to issues affecting the health of the people, education, general welfare and security.
The Governor is optimistic that the current security and economic challenges will be overcome and the state will attain the development targets set by the present administration.
He urges the people to consider Benue as their collective project and be ready to bring forth ideas that can take the state to greater heights of development.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor