As the world commemorate the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has reassured that his administration would continue to protect the lives and properties of the people.
Ortom in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, (CPS,)Terver Akase on Saturday stated that his administration will not surrender the state to criminal elements.
Ortom while stressing the essence of Easter stated that the death and resurrection of Jesus “which is the meaning of Easter is a period when Christians should draw closer to God to reap from His grace and mercy in the face of adversities.”
He enjoined the people of the state to sustain the support they had been giving to his administration to enable it to provide greater development in various sectors of the economy.
Ortom believes that it is only when the people support authorities in building a crime-free society that the government’s efforts at improving the standard of living can fully be achieved.
“Governor Ortom is confident that the current economic and security challenges facing Nigeria will be overcome, for the country to move to the next stage of development.
“He urges people of the state to continue to show love to one another as Christ Jesus taught his followers and wishes Benue people and other Nigerians, home and abroad, joyful Easter celebrations,” the statement read.