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Ex-Prisons boss tasks Tiv experts on politics of development

By Terhemba Daka, Abuja
22 August 2022   |   4:47 am
Former Controller General of Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Abraham Akpe, has called on professionals in Tivland to bring their wealth of experience and connections to bear on the development

Benue State

Former Controller General of Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Abraham Akpe, has called on professionals in Tivland to bring their wealth of experience and connections to bear on the development of Benue State.

Akpe made the call in Abuja, at the weekend, at the Annual General Meeting of the OnTiv Professionals Association, Corps d’elite of Tivland, where prominent sons and daughters of the state were also honoured.

The NCoS former boss, who chaired the occasion, charged Tiv professionals at home and in the Diaspora to identify with development at home.

President General of Tiv socio-cultural association, Mzough U Tiv, Chief Iorbee Ihagh, called for the revival of the teaching of Tiv language in schools in the state.

He lamented the decline in the speaking of the language among the Tiv people, attributing the development to parents who, he said, were no longer teaching their children the language.

A Tiv man is distinguished by his language, he asserted, while advising the Diaspora Tiv to embrace the language.

On his achievement, since he assumed office as President of Mzough U Tiv, he noted: “When I came to office, I discovered that Tiv language was gradually dying, as most of our children would not speak the language. Today, I want to report that Tiv language is taught in all schools across the state.”

Highlight of the occasion was the conferment of various awards on some deserving Tiv sons and daughters, including the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Iyorchia Ayu; Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC), Emmanuel Jime; Chief Sebastian Hon (SAN), Maj-Gen. James Myam, Maj-Gen. John Malu (rtd), Joseph Use and Director, Human Rights Education and Programmes at National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Aver Gavar.

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