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Friday, 19 May 2017

Youth Empowerment: Gov Ortom orders removal of his name from controversial wheelbarrows

Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom has ordered the immediate removal of his name inscribed on the wheelbarrows donated to youths as part of his empowerment schemes.

The governor who received backlash following the news of the wheelbarrows donation with his name inscribed on them 'Gov Ortom For You', said he did not order anybody to brand his name on the materials.

In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary, Tever Akase, he said the wheelbarrows donation is not part of the Governor's empowerment plan for the youth in the state.

Read the full statement below...

'The attention of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has been drawn to pictures of wheelbarrows bearing his name and posted on social media suggesting that he plans to empower youths of the state with the carts.

We wish to make it clear that the consent of the Governor was not sought and he did not give approval for anyone to inscribe his name on the said wheelbarrows.

Governor Ortom is aware that the wheelbarrows in possession of the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA were recently donated to the state by the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI, for victims of crisis in parts of the state so he couldn't have claimed credit for the gesture.

The Ortom administration has numerous laudable empowerment schemes for youths of Benue but the donation of wheelbarrows to the youths is not one of such schemes.

Consequently, the Governor has directed Secretary to the State Government to issue a query to the Executive Secretary of SEMA to explain why the said action was taken by his office.

Governor Ortom has also directed the agency to immediately remove the inscription from all the affected wheelbarrows.'

18 comments:

GALORE said...

Hahahahaha.. .he never expected it

He never knew it wil go viral



Why not buy wheel barrow for your children



Hausa's are every where here in Calabar pushing wheel barrow and being a nuisance.. .



@Galore

Nnenne George said...

Lol😅.. drama everywhere..

Eve said...

he was mocked for this action of giving youths wheel barrows and

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hoes that is why he has ordered that they remove his name. the man should go and learn from ambode how to be a governor.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

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Anonymous said...

His is ashamed of it now useless politician we have in Nigeria...nuel

Eventplanner NG said...

could he list the plans he has?

Great Kenneth Timibrabo said...

This is a bizarre story. No wonder Gov. Wike used to attacking him of his level of incompetence. How can a gov. empowers youths with hard labour equipment (wheelbarrow). He should provide such for his family as well. Arrant nonsense!

david paradise said...

He is now denying it
Fool
It is still noted and archived that you donated hundreds of wheel barrows as empowerment to the youths in your state.

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Ifeoma Ekewuba said...

Our government don't even have plans for us. Its a pity

Joan Edobor said...

As if he dnt see dem before dey gave dem out..rubbish

Udoh said...

E wan dodge wetin E do because dem no clap for am.
Make E go empower in own children with the wheelbarrows.

godwin peter said...

Idoitic and clueless governor. You shd be hiding ur face in shame for empowering the youth of ur nation with ordinary and common wheelbarrow.I can see the change ur promised us.

dee boi said...

Let's know the different programme you have in place or plan for the youth oga Mai barrow... dee

Okowright Balaxy said...

Wicked APC Governor.

Vivian Reginalds said...

MUMU MAN
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YINXS said...

Most of dem are not hausas they are from neibouring countries like cameroun, chad, burki nafaso etc.they speak french nt hausa

Anonymous said...

MUMU governor, carry face like person wey no dey chop draw soup.

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