The immediate past governor of Benue state and Senator representing Benue North-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Gabriel Torwua Suswam has appealed to Benue leaders to sheath their swords and work towards ending insecurity in Benue state.
Senator Suswam who is presently in the United States of America on official assignment and will proceed to Europe before returning to Nigeria has averred that differences in opinion and approach to issues of governance among leaders should be resolved amicably rather than engaging in destructive brawls. Suswam affirms that Chief Samuel Ortom as the executive governor of Benue State is conscious of the fact that he has the constitutional responsibility to protect and speak for the people of Benue state.
In the face of an existential threat, no sensible leader according to Senator Suswam will allow his people to be murdered gruesomely. Governor Samuel Ortom’s justifiable worries are, therefore, born out of genuine concern that many states in Nigeria have become insecure due to the criminal activities of different terrorist groups which are determined to tear the fabrics of our national unity.
Senator Suswam is urging Benue sons and daughters to be united with a common focus to end insecurity particularly in Benue state and the nation at large.
Concerning the decision of the Benue state government to privatize moribund companies and assets, Senator Suswam believes that in free-market economies, privatization is preferred because it stimulates economic activities and creates more jobs for people. Government, on the other hand, focuses on the provision of infrastructures and implementation of policies that will encourage private investors to owe and manage their businesses profitably, thereby making the people prosper. The Senator is, therefore, calling on Benue sons and daughters to support Benue state Government and actively participate in the privatization process.
Senator Suswam remains immensely grateful to the Tor Tiv, His Royal Highness Professor James Ayatse, the Och’Idoma, other traditional rulers, religious leaders, and the good people of Benue state for remaining fervently prayerful and hopeful that God will surely save us from the evil plans of our enemies.
The unity among federal legislators from Benue state according to Suswam will remain strengthened and they will continue to speak fearlessly in defense of the aspirations of the Benue people.
Senior Legislative Aide & Chief of Staff.