Akosu Emmanuel Lubem
As part of activities marking his 68 birthday celebrations, representative of the Benue North-East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Barnabas Gemade OFR yesterday staged a constituency briefing at his Gboko residence where he showered members of his constituency and several party faithful with various cash gifts.
Senator Gemade while briefing constituent-members on his score-card in the present 8th Senate, urged them to be steadfast with the present APC led Federal government as he was not resting on his oars to ensure that his Tiv kinsmen are appointed into the various Federal Boards as well as making efforts for the young segments to feature prominently into Federal employment slots; efforts which has so far started yielding positively with the recent appointments of Major General India Garba and Rev Dr Tor Ujah as Board Chairman NIMASA and Executive Secretary NCPC respectively.
The Senator enjoined the people to be patient and support the Governor Samuel Ortom led administration in the state as their present plight and conditions would soon improve especially as regards payment of salaries and pensions.
The Nom Iyange U Tiv called on Tiv people to be prayerful and hopeful as a new Tor Tiv after their own hearts would soon be unveiled.
While reeling our his excellent score- card and efforts at the Senate to include sponsorship of prolific Bills, social empowerment programmes , halting Fulani invasion on Benue soils particularly, provision of health facilities , potable water, electricity, education and other infrastructure for the people, the Senator called on them to keep faith as more of such development drives were in the offing for their sole benefit.
Several prominent leaders, the academia, party faithful, followers featured in the epoch making ceremony. Some of them to include: Professor Steve Torkuma Ugba, Suemo Chia, Hon Shima Ayati, Col Basil Kwembeh, Chief U.K Awuhe, Chief Adaa Maagbe, C.C Labaa, Prof Fidelis Ayatse, Theophilus Azaagee,, Col Aboho, Chief Uke Wende , Chief John Usaka, Chief Agba Igbudu, S.I Nyaga, Tachia Jooji, Chief Major J.O Mayange, Hon Hycienth Nyakuma, Pharmacist Atondo Ingya, Dondo Ahile, Mike Atumbashima, Clement Adzuanongo, Benjamin Ashaver, Shimawua Azaigba, Hagher Chubu,, Kukase Garba, Prof John Ahire Sambe, Chief Azenda Sombo, amidst several serving primary and post primary teachers, retirees, old boys, youth and women associations, party excos, and representatives of State Executive Councils .
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