GOV Samuel Ortom of Benue State will be honoured on Monday with the ‘Life Patron of NULGE in Nigeria’ award from the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).
The Benue State Chairman of NULGE, Comrade Terungwa Igbe, gave this indication in a letter of notification to the Governor on Sunday in Makurdi, saying that the NULGE National President, Ahmed Lobbo, will be in the State for the conferment.
In the letter, Igbe explained that the governor is being honoured in recognition of his support and “inestimable contribution to the emancipation of the local government system”.
The letter explained that Gov. Ortom actively supported the passage of the Local Government Autonomy Bill by the 7th Benue State House of Assembly.”The NULGE family in Nigeria resolved to appreciate you with this award because you are the first Governor to have fully granted autonomy to the Local Government in Benue State by approving their participation as union leaders, including NULGE, in the state joint account,” Igbe noted in the letter.
According to the letter, the award was an initiative of the late NULGE National President, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, with the approval of the National Working Committee of the union before his demise.
– Nov. 22, 2020 @ 16:35 GMT |