The Tiv Youth Council Worldwide has called on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue to immediately return from his trip to United Kingdom and solve the problem of non payment of pensions and salaries of workers and pensioners in the state.
The president of the Tiv Youth group Hon. Mike Msuaan made the call in a press statement sent to Primewave.ng on Friday, July 15 while reacting to the continuous stay of the governor in the United Kingdom.
In his statement, he said:
“It is worrying that a governor who has been unable to meet minor demands of governance like paying workers and pensioners benefits for several months is comfortably wasting tax payers monies on frivolous globe gallivanting ventures that clearly have no value to add to the state.”
“The photo sessions with citizens of United Kingdom will not translate to good governance in the state. It will not return the hundreds of thousands of people living in IDP camps back to their homes. This clearly shows idleness.”
On the call by Governor Ortom for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu, the Tiv Youth Council president asked security agencies to monitor the governors links with the Indigenous People of Biafra leader. The group noted that Kanu is undergoing trial according to the laws of the land and wondered why a governor who swore to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will make such reckless call.
The group added:
“Second term governors are busy commissioning legacy and life changing projects for their people while in the absence of any, Governor Ortom is gallivanting the globe and issuing press statements to be featured on newspaper headlines. “The Benue state governor has been missing in the state for weeks without properly handing power to his deputy. “Governor Ortom must return home and live with the problems he has created in the state as a result of his lack of vision.”