Gov. Ortom Dares Whistle Blowers
Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom has challenged residents of the state not to hesitate to blow the whistle.
He specifically putting himself and members of his administration on the line.
“I have tried to run an open and transparent administration. Anyone with a case of corruption against me or any of my officials should blow the whistle and get the approved five per cent reward,” Ortom said on Sunday in Makurdi.
He spoke at a children dedication and thanksgiving service organised by Pastor Daniel Unongo, the Government House Chaplain, whose wife delivered a set of twins after 18 years of marriage.
Ortom said his duty as governor is to execute God’s will, and urged the people to feel free to offer their counsel and criticism.
“Those insulting and criticizing me should wait, watch and see what will happen when I complete my tenure.
“At the moment, I am owing four months’ salaries and we are believing God that the issue of non-payment of salaries or delay will soon become history.
“Ours is not the worst; we have states owing workers seven months and even beyond. But, we shall try to tackle the issue,” he said.
Ortom commended the Chaplain for keeping faith in God in the face of the pains and challenges that come with barrenness.
The wife of the Governor, Eunice Ortom, in her remarks, said that God had again demonstrated His powers by wiping away the tears and pains of the Unongos.