Governor Gabriel Suswam has called on people of the state to key into the recently launched micro, medium and small scale credit scheme to better their lot.
Governor Suswam made the call during the wedding reception in honour of Sewuese, daughter of the Minister for state, Industry, Trade and Investments and Supervising Minister of Aviation, Chief Samuel Ortom and her husband Terna Iorshe.
He explained that if they access loan from the scheme they could set up small businesses that would in turn create more employment opportunities for the teeming youths as part of measures to add value to the much the Suswam’s administration was doing to alleviate their sufferings.
Represented by Information and Orientation Commissioner Mr. Justine Amase the Governor acknowledged the political wisdom and commitment Chief Ortom had shown in the discharge of his duties as well as training of his children in the fear of God urging the people in the state to emulate him for such qualities he noted were rare among public office holders.
Governor Suswam who also noted that efforts made to draw attention of the federal government in the crisis between Benue farmers and suspected Fulani herdsmen were yielding positive results appealed to the internally displaced persons to return to their homes as normalcy was being restored in the affected areas.
Speaking in his capacity as Commissioner Mr. Amase stressed the need for people of the state to rally round the Suswam administration as it was doing everything possible to implement programs contained in his blue print Our Benue Our Future.
Also speaking chairman of the occasion and former Nigeria’s Ambassador to Mexico Prof. Iorwuese Higher enjoined the couple to always look up to God for solutions to all the problems encountered and congratulated both families for a successful marriage.
Responding Chief Ortom expressed gratitude to God for making the day come true and those who contributed towards the success of the wedding praying God to reward them abundantly.
Below are pictures of the day.