<<< By Tahav Agerzua >>>
The wife of the Benue State Governor, Chief Mrs. Eunice Erdoo Ortom wenessday bagged the Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, in Political Science from the Benue State University Makurdi.
Chief Mrs Ortom who successfully completed the defence of her thesis was accompanied by her husband, Governor Samuel Ortom to the university for the exercise organised by the Department of Political Science, which was also attended by principal staff of the institution.
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Ortom congratulated his wife for the feat and attributed it to her commitment to academic excellence.
He also ascribed his present attainments to God’s work and her contributions.
The Governor commended the Benue State University for the quality of graduates the institution had produced over the years reassuring the management, staff and students of the university that the State Government would continue to support the institution to attain greater heights.
Speaking earlier, Dr. Mrs. Eunice Ortom gave glory to God for the grace to attain the highest level of academics.
She thanked her husband for the support and encouragement he had given her to successfully complete the program.
Also speaking, Professor Oga Ajene who supervised Dr. Mrs. Ortom’s thesis said the Governor’s wife had demonstrated commitment to her work despite the challenges of her office as First Lady.
In another remark, the external examiner, Professor Shaibu Ibrahim, commended Dr. Mrs Ortom for what he described as her diligence and the seriousness she attached to her studies.
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Dennis Ityavyar, prayed God to guide the Governor and his wife and give them the wisdom to steer the ship of state to the next level of development.