Published On: Tue, May 31st, 2016

Gov. Ortom’s wife sensitizes Benue children on literacy

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Chief Dr Samuel Ortom

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom

From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi

Wife of the Benue state Governor, Mrs Eunice Ortom has stated that her pet project known as Eunice Spring of Life Foundation ESLF is determined to advance the intellectual development of the Benue child.

Mrs. Ortom who said this at a two day literacy development and talent show competition organized by her pet project in Makurdi, stressed the need to reawaken the reading culture among children to reduce the time they spend engaging in other acts that are not beneficial to their education.

“This programme is intended to highlight the importance of literacy and promote a commitment to lifelong reading among Benue children”, she said.

The Governor’s wife expressed delight at the enthusiasm shown by the children in the activities including timed reading, spelling, art, impromptu speaking and writing composition.

She noted that the target group for the programme involved children from the twenty three (23) local governments of the state who fall within the primary and secondary school category and promised to hold similar competition in the years ahead.

“I am happy with the talents displayed by the children which are an indication that they are indeed leaders of tomorrow. With you are proud to say that our tomorrow is guaranteed “.

Twenty three (23) public and private schools participated in the two day event and carted away prizes such as story books.

 

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