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Support Deregulation Policy of FG, Ortom Begs Labour

Dr. Samuel Ioraer Ortom; Benue State Governor
Posted: May 15, 2016 at 8:48 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

TOR VANDE-ACKA,  MAKURDI
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has appealed to labour leaders in the country to support the deregulation policy of the Federal Government (FG) in the oil sector.
Ortom who made the appeal in a statement signed by Godwin Akor, Senior Special Assistant on Media, and issued to newsmen in Makurdi on Sunday argued that money realised from oil subsidy had been misused in the past.
Akor observed that the governor made the statement at the burial of Mama Elizabeth Ogbe, mother of Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbe, at Efugo-Otukpa in Ogbadibo Local Government Area (LGA) of the state last weekend.
According to the statement, the governor believes that Nigerians would have better access to petroleum products with deregulation and noted that the policy would drive the economy better.
On the issue of herdsmen taking over farmlands in the state, the governor appealed to John Oyegun, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Federal Government officials as well as federal lawmakers that were at the occasion to understand that herdsmen have turned Benue upside down.
Ortom insisted that the state does not have land for grazing nor for grazing reserves for herdsmen.
While he described the burial of Mama Ogbe as a celebration due to the positive impact she had on her children, he argued that the presence of distinguished Nigerians among them governors, ministers, and lawmakers at the state and federal level was an indication that her children emulated her in their dealings with people.