Ortom: “Things are certainly not going right in our country”
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State says it would amount to self-deception for anyone to assume that all is well with Nigeria.
He also appealed to the political class to put politics aside and work towards the betterment of the citizenry.
The governor spoke Thursday when he played host to former Imo State Governor and current Imo West senator, Senator Rochas Okorocha in Makurdi.
Ortom said that the security and socio-economic challenges confronting the nation were traceable to the political class’s abandonment of the path of truth, equity, fairness, and justice.
He said that the nation would continue to experience challenges from different fronts until its political elite decides to retrace their steps and place the welfare of the people above their own pecuniary interests.
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The Benue governor said, “With the challenges we are facing at the moment, this is certainly not the time to talk of political parties and politics in this country. Things are certainly not going right in our country let’s not deceive ourselves.
“The World Bank prediction a looming economic crisis in the country and advised that we paid greater attention to the productive sector of our economy. And I advise that we should not treated the advise with levity.
“We must do all we can to ensure that we do not become the poverty capital of the world. Lets get it right for the sake of our children and stop this selective fight against corruption where those who steal billions work the streets free but those who steal chicken are sent to jail.”
On his part, Okorocha said he was in Benue to commiserate with former Minister of Steel and elder statesman Wantaregh Paul Unongo, who recently lost his wife.
He hailed Governor Ortom’s various development strides, urging him to continue to prioritse the development of his people.