By Jimin Geoffrey
Former Deputy Governor to late Aper Aku of Benue State, Alhaji Sule Iyaji says Governor Samuel Ortom has similar leadership attributes as his principal.
Alhaji Sule who spoke today when he visited Governor Ortom at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi, described Governor Ortom as brave, straightforward and proactive just the way Aku was, saying with such leaders Benue is blessed.
He noted that as an agrarian state, anything that touches Benue farmers must worry the leader, pointing out that when a focused and determined man leads, the followers are inspired.
While recalling his fond memories as Deputy Governor and part of Benue State, Alhaji Sule said it was a thing of joy for him to be hosted by Governor Ortom after 38 years of service to the State, saying he feels elated each time Benue is mentioned.
He expressed satisfaction that Governor Ortom had taken steps to complete some of the projects their administration started while also initiating numerous other projects during his tenure.
Alhaji Iyaji prayed God to bless youth who are aspiring to occupy leadership positions in the state, even as he noted that as old and experienced leaders, they would continue to pray for the young ones and to provide direction.
Governor Ortom earlier thanked the former Deputy Governor for the visit to encourage him, saying that it was a privilege to host such a great leader who helped Aku to lay a solid foundation upon which his successors are building on.
The Governor prayed God to grant Alhaji Iyaji long life so he could continue to positively impact on the younger generation.
Photo Credit: Shimataver Akile.