Akase clears airs on APC media propaganda on his statement on the quality of govt’s road projects
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
Governor Samuel Ortom’s Chief Press secretary, Mr. Terver Akase, has cleared aired on the media propaganda by the Benue state APC media handlers that he said that the road projects of his boss were of no quality.
Akase explained this in a media note made available on Social Media this afternoon.
Recall that shortly after Akase left a Television Programme this morning, the opposition’s media handlers took to their various social media pages and accounts to quote the CPS as saying that what the people of the state need are roads and not quality.
But in his reactions, the Benue state governor’s spokesperson said that his statement was twisted, stressing that falsehood is indeed a lucrative business in the camp of the Benue APC media handlers.
Akase wrote: “The desperate attempt by opposition social media members to twist what I said on Benue Television this morning regarding road projects in the state only goes to show that falsehood is indeed a lucrative business in their camp.
“For those who didn’t watch the TV programme, below is what I said:
“Goal number 9 of Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs states that governments should provide infrastructure such as roads to ease transportation in the rural areas. The Ortom administration is aware of the importance of this goal, and that’s why the Governor is giving priority to road construction, and Benue people are happy.You saw how excited the people of Sankera were last Friday when the Governor went on inspection of projects in the area.
“The people spoke through their traditional rulers and other stakeholders to commend the Governor. They did not demand that the quality of the roads must be the type seen on the streets of New York and London.
“They were happy that their agriculture produce will no longer be wasted as a result of no good roads.
“By the way, the opposition does not determine the quality of a road. Majority of Benue people are the ones who can give a pass mark or the mark of failure. As far as the people are concerned, the quality of the roads Governor Ortom has provided is good. Construction experts have also certified the roads as good.”