Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom says the death of National Leader of the Middle Belt Forum, (MBF) Dr Bala Takaya has created a vacuum that will be difficult to fill.
Governor Ortom describes the late Dr Takaya as an accomplished academic, politician and advocate of equal rights for all who lived an exemplary life of hardwork, love and service to fatherland.
He says the death of the nationalist and renowned author is a painful loss not only to the Takaya family but also to the entire Middle Belt and the country at large.
Governor Ortom conveys the condolences of Benue State to the Takaya family as well as the Government and people of Adamawa State.
He prays that God may grant Dr Takaya eternal rest.
Chief Press Secretary
June 5, 2018.