By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Governor Samuel Ortom, Saturday, April 30th, 2022 doled out over 5 million to his kinsmen of Nzorov, Guma Local Government Area to enable them join the Muslim community in celebrating Sallah.
The kinsmen, who gathered at the Governor’s residence in Gbajimba, also received 18,000 tubers of yam and 1200 bags of rice and pigs to go with them.
Addressing the mammoth crowd of the kindmen, some who have been displaced by the Fulani herdsmen, Governor Ortom said the gesture was his own little way of expressing gratitude for the blessing they had givien him years ago which has ontinued to be with him.
He noted that if not for the blessings and support he has been enjoying from his kinsmen, he would not have been able to survive the plethora of challenges he has encountered in his political journey.
While assuring of his assistance to them at all times, Governor Ortom advised them, especially the younger ones to stay off vices like drinking and smoking of harmful substances to be able to also contribute positively to the society.
Governor Ortom lamented the continued attacks and killing of the people, including security personnel by Fulani herdsmen, stressing that the time had come for everyone to rise up and defend themselves against the aggressors.
The Governor maintained that his administration has not relented in it’s efforts to protect them, saying both the Livestock Guards and Community Volunteer Guards were set up by law to complement the conventional security agencies.
Earlier, outgoing Chairman of Guma Local Government Area, Hon. Caleb Aba and Ter Guma, Chief Dennis Shemberga, acknowledged the infrastructure development the Governor has undertaken in road and rural electrification in the area and commended him for standing firm against herdsmen invasion.