Governor Samuel Ortom has called
Benue indigenes domiciled in Lagos to get
involved in the fight against trafficking of
Benue children to that state for
He made the call yesterday at the
Muson Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos during an
interface with members of the Benue
The Governor stated that they all have a
role to play in taming the tide of child
trafficking by volunteering information
about suspected cases, stressing that
his administration had already made
contact with Lagos State Government to
help combat the crime.
Governor Ortom expressed appreciation
to the Benue community for their
support to his reelection and
development of the state in general.
He tasked them on unity of purpose
which he noted was the only weapon
that could propel them to greater
heights, stressing that since he became
Governor, he had preached unity among
people of the state both at home and in
Governor Ortom highlighted the
milestones he had recorded in the
education, agriculture, security, health
and other sectors of the economy.
He stated that plans were on to
massively engage the youth in sporting
activities starting from January next
year, adding that efforts would be
intensified to provide greater
opportunities for people of the state.
Leader of the Benue Community, Engr.
Syvanus Gasara, had earlier lamented
the trafficking of Benue children to
Lagos most of whom he noted are
subjected to servitude and solicited the
intervention of the Governor to help
combat the crime.