Akase says Ortom is committed to Benue’s development
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
Mr. Terver Akase, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, has expressed the commitment of the governor to the development of the state. He added that the media are among the key stakeholders in the development of the state
Akase said this during the week when he hosted members of the Independent Print Publishers Association of Nigeria, IPPAN, to a new year dinner held at the conference hall of Empire Suite Makurdi.
In his speech, the CPS said the outgone year was one of the most difficult years for all nations of the World, stressing that it was only reasonable to start the new year on an optimistic note.
He stated that his principal, Governor Samuel Ortom, who is the Patron of the association cherishes the huge contributions of IPPAN through the reportage of government activities, stressing that they had always stood with the State at critical times.
The Chief Press Secretary noted that he started his media practice with Gboko Times newspapers published by a member of IPPAN, Chief Joseph Anawah who he said taught him the practical art of news coverage, pointing out that he could proudly say he began as a community reporter.
He prayed that year 2021 brings good tidings to IPPAN members and other journalists as well as Benue people in general in terms of good health and progress.
National President of IPPAN and Publisher of The Pavilion, Mr. Babs Usigbe described Mr. Akase as a true professional who has managed the image of his principal excellently and related well with media people in the state.
Chief Joseph Anawah in a remark, described Mr. Akase as a grassroots media practitioner who has always excelled, citing his hard work at Gboko Times Newspaper and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria before rising to his present position as Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.