Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says his administration will soon overcome the challenges of non-payment workers’ salaries in the state.

Ortom gave the assurance when he met with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastort Enoch Adeboye, who was in Makurdi on Sunday for a programme.

The governor, who has owed about five months workers’ salaries, said that God would provide to help for his government to settle the backlog of the salaries.

He said despite the economic crunch that had affected the smooth running of his administration, God has been faithful and would intervene through the servant of God.

The governor noted that the security challenges of the state had ended since the state was dedicated to God in May, 2016.

Ortom stressed the need for the people to serve God and obey Him, saying that is the only way to live in plenty and prosperity.

Quoting from the Bible in Job 36: 11-12, the governor assured the people that God is the only source of prosperity, pointing out that God has a hand in his election because he was faithful to Him.

He, therefore, pledged that his tenure as governor would continue to focus on glorification of God and service to the people.

Responding, Adeboye said that God encountered man for the first time and spoke to him in blessing, taking his Bible passage from the Book of Genesis 1:26-28,

He stated that God still encounters man even today as He did in the time of old, urging the people to draw closer to God so that He would bless them and establish them in dominion

According to him, a true christian can still prosper despite the economic situation of the nation, adding that the plan of God for His people is to prosper.

He also prayed for the people to encounter God in a new dimension that will catapult them into their blessings and dominions.

Adeboye further prayed to God to give Gov.. Ortom wisdom to govern Benue well, so that the people of the state can rejoice.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Aper Aku Stadium which was the venue of the programme titled ‘Divine Encounter’ was packed full with thousands of people from Makurdi and the neighbouring towns.


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  • vic

    IF YOU DO NOT DO THAT MR GOVERNOR, IT WILL BE AT YOUR PERIL.

    REMEMBER, MR GOVERNOR, THE GENERAL PERCEPTION OF POT-BELLY GOVERNORS IN NIGERIA IS THAT ALL OF THEM ARE LOOTERS AND FINANCIAL BANDITS, WHO DESERVE PUBLIC HANGING.