Ortom inaugurates steering committee on youths summit

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Governor Samuel Ortom says the Steering Committee for the Benue Youth Summit will be inaugurated on Wednesday.

The Governor said this at the Benue Peoples House when members of the State Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists paid him a courtesy call.

He said the youths must be given a sense of belonging and confidence as against what is currently obtainable which had provoked nationwide protests needed to be corrected.

The Governor pledged continued partnership of his administration with the media for adequate reportage of programmes and policies of the government, stressing that the fourth estate of the realm must continue to do reports the seek to uphold societal values and support development.

While congratulating the Correspondents chapel for a successful election and inauguration of a new executive committee, Governor Ortom pledged continued support to the chapel, stressing that their decision to honour his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase was commendable.

The Governor explained that his administration had taken proactive steps including legislation to curtail attacks on people of the state, adding that in a few years, the issue of pensions would also become a thing of the past.

Chairman of the Correspondents Chapel, Tor Vande Acka acknowledged the support of the Governor to the chapel, saying the media would continue to give adequate reportage to government activities and the state in general.

He said Governor Ortom had become a rallying point for speaking against injustice, saying the ranching law his administration initiated had become a model in the country.

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