Our attention has been drawn to online reports on the visit to Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday by Professor Iyorwuese Hagher at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, in which uncomplimentary remarks were made on the former Ambassador of Nigeria to Mexico.
Governor Ortom while condemning the incident, wishes to make it clear that his decision to change the name of Government House to the Benue Peoples House was a well considered move to make the seat of power more accessible to the people of the state.
The Governor wants every Benue person home and abroad, irrespective of where he comes from or to which political party he belongs, to see the Peoples House as their own and be free to visit it at any time they have reason to do so.
He reiterates that his promise to be the Governor of all without discrimination is a commitment he has made before God upon which the present administration is structured.
Governor Ortom calls on all stakeholders to come forward with useful ideas which can add value to the development of the state as such ideas will be given the attention they deserve.
He reaffirms the resolve of his administration to continue to initiate and execute projects as well as programmes to take the state to greater heights of development.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.