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Ortom assures children of sound education


Samuel Ortom

Samuel Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, has said his administration will continue to show commitment to the development of education for the development of all children.

Ortom, who spoke on the occasion of a musical concert held at the Chapel of Grace, Benue People’s House, to mark this year’s Children’s Day, said his administration has released N3.8 billion as counterpart fund for the rehabilitation of structures and provision of facilities in the primary schools.

He said with the Federal Government releasing its own part of the counterpart fund, a total sum of N7.8 billion is being spent on projects in over 700 primary schools across the state.

Ortom said government will, through the various agencies, provide opportunities for children to excel in their chosen careers, stressing that over 64 secondary schools will be given a facelift this year,

The governor expressed satisfaction with the talent displayed by children at the concert organised by Sound-mine Musical Project, and assured that government would  encourage those who want to pursue careers in music, engineering, medicine, law and  other areas.

He also advised them to have respect for their parents and constituted authorities, explaining that children who look up to their parents and persons in positions of authority live longer.

Earlier, organiser of the concert and chaplain, Chapel of Grace, Daniel Unongo, explained that the event was put together to give honour to God’s anointed one.

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