Former Senate President, David Mark has on Thursday urged Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom to remain efficient in his commitment to the protection of lives and property of the state amidst setbacks.
Referencing the statement by his media aide, Paul Mumeh, in Abuja, Mark lamented that insecurity has been trending in the state, ranging from farmers’-herders’ conflict, banditry, militancy, and kidnapping, amongst others that are raging the state.
Following a congratulatory message to Governor Ortom on his 60th birthday, Ex senate president said:
these challenges are daunting but not insurmountable.
Arresting the current issues, Mark urged Ortom to
liaise and collaborate with all relevant security agencies in order to halt the trend and free our people from the apron string of the criminals.
However, he encouraged Ortom not to be deterred by the situation but be courageous by the support and solidarity of the Benue people to defeat the invaders.
Mark also urged Governor Ortom to sustain the infrastructural development of the state as part of efforts to boost the state’s economic fortunes, saying:
Ortom’s trajectory in the political terrain of Nigeria from the State Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to National Auditor of the party, Minister of State, Trade and Investment and now Governor of Benue State bears eloquent testimony of his political brinksmanship. He is God-fearing, confident and humble.
As he marks the attainment of his diamond jubilee, I wish him good health, wisdom and courage in the years ahead.