<<< By Jimin Geoffrey >>>
Governor Samuel Ortom has enjoined people of the state to love one another just the way they show love for the dead.
He stated this today at St. Michael’s Catholic Parish Yagba during a funeral oration in honour of late Dominic Dooga Galu.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Education, Mr. Matthew Mnyam, Governor Ortom lamented the frequent death of elders in the state, stressing that their wise counsel would greatly be missed.
He solicited for prayers and peaceful coexistence among Benue people in order to surmount the challenges confronting them and the entire Middle Belt region.
The Governor urged people of the state to eschew politics of bitterness and acrimony especially now that the state was facing external aggression.
In a funeral service, Rev. Fr. Adolphus Ikyuluke charged the living to be committed to the service of God, noting that it was through such that they could inherit His kingdom on the last day.
Fr. Ikyuluke charged the congregation to emulate the virtues of Governor Ortom whom he said shows love to people in their times of need and even in death as demonstrated in the case of late Dominic Galu.
Hon. Matthew Mnyam thereafter, proceeded to the Makurdi residence of late Eugene Amaju, former Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, where he signed the condolence register in honour of the deceased.