The Akpehe community in Makurdi metropolis Thursday, paid a thank you visit the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom to express their appreciation for the construction of the 2.2-kilometer NKST Yina-International Market road.

They were represented by the church led by Rev. Kurugh Antiev and Donald Anyogo, Chairman of the Landlords Development Association.

In his short but emotional speech, Pastor Antiev stated that the community had lived a life of complete neglect for more than ten years, as a result of the deplorable nature of the road.

He said members of the community are now happy that the road was fixed by the Governor.

He stated that by constructing the road and providing the community with an electricity transformer as he had promised during his campaigns, the Governor has demonstrated that he was trustworthy and reliable.

Pastor Antiev who prayed for the Governor to complete his Government on a high note expressed hope that his wish of representing his people in the Senate would be granted for him to continue serving the people.

Chairman of the Landlords Development Association, Akpehe, Donald Anyogo thanked the Governor for standing by his promise of constructing the road and providing the community with electricity.

Anyone listed the benefits of the two infrastructures to the community to include improvement of the socio-economic well-being of the people and reduction of traffic in the Wurukum market area.

Responding, Governor Samuel Ortom acknowledged the patience of the people of Akpehe to his Government, noting that even after failing in his promise to construct the road in his first tenure, they still gave him their support to win the 2019 election.

Governor Ortom stated that with the support of God, other projects that he had desired to carry out to alleviate the suffering of the people, would be completed before the end of his administration.

Source: Daily Post

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