Ijever: Ortom promises continued encouragement of excellence in Benue

Nigerian Concord Newspaper

Governor Samuel Ortom says Benue State Government will continue to support youths of the state to excel in their chosen careers.

The Governor stated this yesterday when he received Andrew Wuester Ijever who emerged as the overall best graduating student at University of Calabar, from the Radiology Department and Joshua Adache who also bagged first class degree from the same department.

Represented by the Deputy Governor, Engineer Benson Abounu, Governor Ortom said he was impressed by the excellent performances of the two Benue sons, stressing that automatic appointments awaited them at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital Makurdi.

He commended the two graduates for being good ambassadors of the state especially for excelling in the field of medical sciences, pointing out that his administration had also repositioned the health sector in the state for better performance and production of manpower.

The Governor who acknowledged the educational prowess of Benue people in the Northern part of Nigeria, stressed that the state had always taken the top two positions in academics in the entire Northern region.

He charged the younger generation to emulate Ijever and Adache who had distinguished themselves in academics, saying with determination, they could achieve even more.

President, Benue Youth Forum, Comrade Terrence Kuanum who led the youth and student unions to present the young academics to the Governor, said young people of the state were overwhelmed with joy and decided to welcome their ambassadors.

He commended the active support of the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Terver Akase in making the homecoming a success.

The honorees, Ijever and Adache expressed appreciation to the Governor and the entire Benue youths for the rousing reception accorded them, saying they were spurred to do more in their future academic pursuits.