<<< By Benjamin Ngutsav >>>
The Nation Newspaper has nominated Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom for award over his performance in the area of agriculture and food security.
In a letter of nomination to the Governor, Chairman, Editorial Board of The Nation newspaper, Mr. Sam Omatseye, congratulated Governor Ortom on his commitment to selfless service.
The newspaper described as meritorious, the strides made by the Governor which culminated in the enactment of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law to create the enabling environment for hitch-free agriculture activities in the state.
“Your Excellency will receive the special award for your services to food and agricultural development in Nigeria. We congratulate you on your worthy strides”, it stated.
Governor Ortom will be among other deserving award recipients during the Summit on Food and Agriculture organized by The Nation newspaper to be held at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja on April 26, this year.
President Mahammadu Buhari is expected to grace the occasion as special guest of honour.
Meanwhile, Chief Press Secretary to the Benue State Governor, Mr Terver Akase has described the nomination of his principal for award by The Nation newspaper as indication that Nigerians have recognized the efforts made by Governor Samuel Ortom in the area of security, agriculture and other sectors of the economy.
Mr Akase said the award coming from a reputable media organisation such as The Nation newspaper is confirmation that the Governor is on the right path of governance in the state.