Benue Governor, Alia promises to revive Otobi Water Works

By Henry Ibya, Makurdi

Benue state Governor, Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia, has assured the people of Otukpo/Ohimini federal constituency of his administration’s readiness to resuscitate Otobi water works for enhanced service delivery.

Governor Alia who gave the assurance while addressing people of the federal constituency during his thank you visit to the area, explained that the Otobi water works when revived would reticulate water to residents of its host communities.

Alia equally told the people of Otukpo/Ohimini federal constituency that prior to his assumption of office as the governor, the state was in total darkness but has been able to restore the lost light in the state.

The restored light according to the Governor is evident in the installation of street lights across Makurdi township and other major cities in the state, procurement of 100 buses for Benue links the only state transport company, to cushion the high cost of transportation faced by Benue people, construction of roads across the state, construction of under passes in Makurdi, Gboko and Otukpo towns respectively, prompt payment of workers salaries, pensions and gratuities among many others.

On the issue of security of lives and property, the Governor told the people that government is not discussing security issues in the open but the people would see what is happening through actions.

” Before now, there used to be massive killings across the state, 90 persons killed in Guma, 60 persons killed in Logo, 40 persons killed in Gwer west and so on but now the state under my leadership is experiencing relative peace and we are working round the clock to put a stop to the attacks on our people and ensure the return of IDPs from camps to their ancestral homes to continue with their usual farm activities” Governor Alia informed the people.

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He expressed appreciation to the people of Otukpo/Ohimini federal constituency for their support in 2023 governorship election which recorded the highest number of votes, first in the history of the state since the return of democracy and assured them of more democracy dividends.

Senator Barnabas Gemade, General Lawrence Onoja rtd who spoke on behalf of the Benue State Elders Forum endorsed the Governor for a second term on the basis that his unprecedented leadership disposition within the period under review has brought about economic and infrastructural stability in the state.

They promised to remain supportive to the Alia administration to enable him succeed and called on the people of the state to support his administration for more democracy dividends.

Also speaking Member House of Representatives for Otukpo/Ohimini federal constituency, Blessing Onuh said it is the first time in the history of Benue state that a sitting Governor has gone round the nooks and crannies of the state to appreciate the electorate for voting massively.

She described what the governor has done as a true reflection of a visionary leadership, adding that it has made possible the numerous achievements he has recorded within one year and assured him of the peoples continued support.

In separate good will messages, all Benue state House of Assembly members from Otukpo/Ohimini, threw their collective weight behind the Governor because of the unprecedented achievements recorded within a short period in office as the Governor and promised to remain collaborative with the governor for the overall good of the state and their respective constituencies.

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They thanked the Speaker of the Benue state House of Assembly and the Vice Chairman North Central, Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria Rt. Hon. Hyacinth Aondona Dajoh, who is the reason for the cordial working relationship between the executive and the legislature and the cordial relationship established among members of the 10th Benue Assembly, assuring the governor of continued support for his positive policies and programs through quality legislation for the overall benefit of the masses of the state.

In his remarks, the Deputy Governor of Benue State, Sam Ode described the governor and his principal as a leader of few words that believe in actions than talking.

He said the legacies which his principal the governor is putting in place in the state shall continue to stand the taste of time for the generation yet unborn to benefit and urged all and sundry to support his administration to succeed.

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