…Describes Torshimbe as competent administrator
By Titus Atondu, Makurdi
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs (BLGCA), Elder Jerome Torshimbe and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr Famous Adejo.
Ortom also described the late Special Adviser Elder Jerome Torshimbe as seasoned, experienced and competent administrator who had added immense value to his Government
Ortom made his feelings known on Tuesday at Government House Makurdi, explained that he knew the late Torshimbe three decades ago when they were council chairmen from 1990 to 1993 and had worked closely with him.
He noted that the late Torshimbe was very supportive to many including widows and orphans alike, stressing that he was a generous politician who loved to share with the needy.
On his late personal assistant, Famous Adejo the Governor said the young man was a hardworking individual who defied all odds to acquire higher education upto masters level and was studying for his doctorate degree when death snatched him away.
He announced his decision to train Adejo’s only son who just completed secondary education up to university level.
The Governor described the two deaths as very painful and prayed God to grant the bereaved families the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses and the deceased aides eternal rest.
Governor Ortom later paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Jerome Torshimbe and had earlier received the Chairman and members of the Benue State Local Government Service Commission who came to console him on the unfortunate loss.
Nigerian NewsDirect also reports that Elder Jerome Torshimbe was also a recipient of Nigerian NewsDirect Newspaper Award 2018 as the BEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADVISER of the year.