Speaker drums support to Alia’s administration

… As Gov awards more development contracts in Gboko

By Titus Atondu, Makurdi

The Honourable Speaker of the 10th Benue State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Hyacinth Aondona Dajoh, has enjoined the people of his constituency and Jemgbagh at large to remain supportive to the administration of Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia, the Executive Governor of the state poised on executing people oriented policies and programs with direct bearing on their lives since assumption of office.

Hon. Dajoh also disclosed that due to the Governor’s tremendous development strides recorded within one year in office, unquantifiable card carrying members of the main opposition party the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties were dumping their respective parties to join the Benue state chapter of the All Progressives Party (APC) under the goal – getting and pragmatic leadership of the governor.

The Speaker who is also the Vice Chairman North Central, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria made the disclosure on Thursday while addressing the mammoth crowed of Tarka and Gboko local government areas when he accompanied the Governor on his thank you tour across the state.

He explained that the state has been blessed with a true leader who has the plight of his people at heart especially the downtrodden, hate deciept and is always matching his words with action.

“I am calling on all of us to support the Governor who is making us proud in all sectors of the state economy without borrowing a dime from any financial institution since assumption of office, as manifested in regular and prompt payment of workers salaries, pensions and gratuities with other development projects in the state.

“Anyone who is on the countrary with the governor’s leadership is an enemy to me the Speaker and the entire state.” Dajoh warned.

Earlier, the Governor, Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Alia, announced the award of contract for the construction of Joseph Sarwuan Tarka Ultra modern stadium to meet international standard, contract for total reconstruction of Tiv traditional council hall and a contract for the construction of Ateku – Ikpenger road.

Alia explained that the purpose of his visit in Gboko was to appreciate the overwhelming support they gave him during the 2023 governorship election which recorded the uncommon results first in the history of the state since the return of democracy and assured that his government would be people oriented.

Senator Barnabas Gemade, in a good will message described the governor as a peace making leader with the fear of God sent to come and salvage the state from the shackles of under development with the restoration of its lost glory over the years.

” The youths in Jemgbagh have suffered neglect by previous administration over the years, now God has sent his true servant with the passion to change the narrative of the youths.” Gemade maintained.

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