By Juliana Agbo , Benue
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Chief Baba Odangla, told Governor Samuel Ortom that there is no need for him to constantly lament over financial challenges, and appealed that he focuses on jobs to be done that will bring development to the state.
Chief Odangla made this known to the Governor at the Benue People’s House in Makurdi, during a courtesy visit to the Governor by stakeholders of Agatu and Apa Local government areas of the state.
The stakeholders visited the governor to express appreciation over the federal and state governments’ intervention over the recent attacks by Fulani herdsmen that ravaged the communities.
However, while delivering the vote of thanks on behalf of the elders, Odangla noted that the state is facing numerous monetary problems including nonpayment of salaries and insecurity.
He urged the governor to be courageous in tackling the lingering issues. The chieftain said it was not right for the governor to continuously lament over the unsettled problems, but instead should seek God’s intervention to proffer solutions and solve them.
“Your Excellency [Ortom], we appreciate you but I want to appeal for one thing, do not lament over the challenges; it is God that brought you into leadership, you must face the hard times and He will see you through.”