Ortom worries over children in IDP camps


Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, has expressed worries over increasing number of children and elderly in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps and calls on Nigerians as well corporate organisations to assist the State Government in managing the humanitarian crisis.

Ortom, in his Easter message, signed by his Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase and made available to newsmen in Makurdi, said though the IDPs may be celebrating the Easter in camp, his adminstration is working hard to ensure that they return home.

The governor assures the people of the state that he will continue to place priority on the security of lives, property and their general welfare.

Ortom noted the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, is a period when Christians should draw closer to God so they can appreciate His abundant grace and mercy upon their lives in the face of adversities.

“I encourage people of the state not to lose hope as my administration is committed to bringing herdsmen attacks to an end to enable thousands of internally displaced persons currently in eight camps across the state to return home.

“I am also urging the people of the state to continue to show love to one another as Christ Jesus taught his followers.”

“I believe that it is only when the people support authorities in building a crime-free society that the government’s efforts of providing development and improved standard of living can fully be achieved.”

The governor expressed confidence that the current economic and security challenges will be overcome and the state will move onto the next level of development.
He admonished Benue people to pray for the innocent persons who recently lost their lives in Logo, Guma, Okpokwu and other parts of the state following herdsmen attacks and calls for continuous trust in God in the belief that things will get better.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday returned to Abuja after a 2-day working visit to Lagos state where he inaugurated some projects and also attended the 10th Ahmed Tinubu’s Colloquium.

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