<<< By Terver Akase >>>
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday gave the assurance that the late Tor Tiv, HRM, Orchivirigh Dr Alfred Akawe Torkula will be given a burial befitting the status of the paramount ruler.
Governor Ortom who was speaking while inspecting work on facilities for the burial of the Tor Tiv in Gboko, expressed satisfaction with the efforts of the burial Central Planning Committee headed by retired Brigadier-General John Atom Akpera.
He said arrangements had been made to provide adequate security during the burial of the paramount ruler. The Governor said in spite of lean available resources, the State Government would ensure that necessary logistics are not lacking for the burial.
Earlier, Chairman of the Central Planning Committee, Rtd. Brigadier-General Atom Akpera expressed optimism that preparations would be completed before the day of the burial.
He thanked Governor Ortom for the immense support given to the committee to plan the burial.
Governor Ortom inspected the construction of the, the Tor Tiv Palace, the Ijirtamen Chambers the J. S. Tarka Stadium and the royal cemetery.