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Purge yourself of sycophants, Tor Tiv tells Ortom



Purge yourself of sycophants, Tor Tiv tells Ortom

Paramount ruler of the Tiv nation, the Tor Tiv, Prof James Ayatse, has asked Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to flush out sycophants surrounding him whom he said are blocking him from listening to good advice from patriotic stakeholders in the state



He also advised the governor to concentrate on the task of delivering democracy dividends to the people particularly now that electioneering campaigns are over. The Tor Tiv who gave the charge when members of the Transition Committee constituted by Ortom to help formulate policies for the second term tenure of the governor paid him a courtesy visit in his palace in Gboko, admitted that the task ahead is enormous and requires serious minded   and committed individuals who can help Ortom to advance the cause of development based on experience and expertise.


The Tor Tiv, who is also the chairman Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers lamented the total absence of cottage industries in the state despite the abundant agricultural and industrial potentials in the land, advising that government should look into the disturbing scenario so that the teeming unemployed youths will be absorbed and boost the economic fortunes of the state.


Ayatse also made a case for the review of workers’ salaries to urgently address the plight of retirees and pensioners.


He charged members of the committee to be proactive and use their wealth of experience to offer useful advice to Ortom which will improve the state economy, tame the tide of insecurity cause by misguided youths, and address the continuous farmers-herdsmen crisis as well as other social vices even as he urged them to consider their assignment as a divine duty

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