Ortom flags off 33 rural projects
From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday flagged off the commencement of work on one of the 33 rural projects being executed by the Bureau for Rural Development and Cooperatives in the state.
The ceremony took place at Tse-Abi in Guma local government area.
He stated that the 51.5 kilometer road would link several communities adding that with its completion rural dwellers in the area would experience a new lease of life socially and economically.
The governor stated that “32 other rural projects awarded by the administration domiciled at the Bureau of Rural Development and Cooperatives are at various stages of completion.”
“These projects cut across the three Senatorial Zones and I, urge the good people of the state where they are located to demonstrate patriotism by owning them and ensuring that they are protected from vandals.”
Governor Ortom said the projects include rural roads and bridges as well as electrification, adding that the Bureau had completed several projects inherited from previous administrations while work was ongoing on others.
He expressed appreciation to the Special Adviser on Rural Development and Cooperatives, Dr. Adzer Abya, and his staff for working tirelessly and assiduously towards ensuring that the projects were executed.
Governor Ortom announced the takeover of the electricity project embarked upon by a former House of Reps Member for Makurdi-Guma Hon. Emmanuel Jime constituency in Saghev was to ensure its completion.