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Ortom addresses Muta, reassures on security

Governor Samuel Ortom addressed today the Mutual Convention of the Tiv Mutual Union in America in 2019, which will take place in Maryland, where he reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to the safety of lives and property.

The governor requested the support of the people of Benue in the diaspora, ensuring that the current progress in the development of the current administration would be maintained.

“The security of the lives and property of the people of Benue, as well as the general development of the State, remain our priority. Therefore, I request the support of you, sons and daughters of Benue in the diaspora, to help us maintain the efforts we are making in security, education, health, agriculture, and infrastructure,” he said.

Governor Ortom emphasized the need for greater unity among Tiv people in the country and abroad for development.
He thanked the officials and members of MUTA for the solidarity they gave him when Fulani pastors attacked the state and similarly praised the union for its contributions through health and education programs in the country.

The governor also praised President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Senator George Akume as minister and said he hoped to have a stable working relationship with the minister in the interest of the state.

Speaking earlier, the Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, the Honorable Sylvanus Nsofor, described the unity of the Benue Indians in the United States as significant for the growth of the state. In particular, he praised the efforts MUTA had been making to impact lives at home positively.

The Tor Tiv, His Royal Majesty, Professor James Ayatse, called for the resuscitation of the teaching and writing of the Tiv language in the schools of the state of Benue, with emphasis on business studies.

The ruler of Tiv Paramount also spoke about the need for greater unity among his people and urged them to support the Ayatutu Foundation as a way to quickly address the development challenges facing the people of Tiv.

 

Others who addressed the 2019 MUTA Convention included Senator George Akume, who was represented by Professor Eugene Aliegba, the President, the Chamber of the Benue State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Titus Uba, President Mdzough or Tiv represented by the Professor Iyorwuese Higher, Rt. Hon. Herman Hembe, who presented a document and the president of MUTA, Mr. Simon Kusugh.

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