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Benue Governor warns predecessors against his govt

Benue State Governor, Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia, returned from the United States of America and issued a stern warning to his predecessors, urging them to refrain from interfering in his administration’s affairs. Speaking to journalists in Makurdi, he emphasized the need for former governors and civil servants to allow his administration to function without disruption.

Although Governor Alia did not mention any specific individuals, his remarks came in response to indirect criticisms from his predecessor, Samuel Ortom, who had commented on advice given to the current governor regarding conflicts with Senator George Akume. Alia stressed the importance of maintaining peace and unity in the state.

Regarding his recent visit to the USA, Governor Alia highlighted discussions with nine other northern governors at the US Peace Institute to address regional insecurity. He emphasized the importance of repatriating displaced persons and improving the state’s image, aiming to position Benue as a model for peace and development.

Additionally, Governor Alia urged cooperation with security agencies and denounced any attempts to exploit youth for nefarious activities. He reiterated his commitment to promoting peace, addressing salary arrears, and creating employment opportunities for Benue’s youth.

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