Last Eight Years Will Be Remembered As Worst In Nigeria’s History - Gov Ortom Tells Buhari

Date: 26-05-2023 4:57 pm (10 months ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has stated that President Buhari's eight-year tenure is the worst and has taken the country backwards. He said it was a period when a country that was flourishing under then-President Goodluck Jonathan was plunged into unimaginable poverty, insecurity and general maladministration. He maintained that never in the history of the country did Nigerians witness bad governance as they did in the last eight years.

The Governor who made he assertion during the commissioning of the headquarters of the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards, BSCVGs, in Makurdi said the President Muhammadu-led administration “took Nigeria from the top to bottom making life miserable for all Nigerians.

“I served under the then President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration and we all saw how Nigeria flourished under that administration. We all knew what the prices of foods and services were at the time.

“We also know what our exchange rate was at the time and what it is today. I want Nigerians to do a simple comparison and you will realise how bad it has been under this government and how Nigeria has been taken several years backwards by the Buhari’s government.

“The fact is that never in the history of Nigeria did we experience this kind of bad governance in the country.

“Corruption is so endemic in this government yet people who steal chicken are thrown into prison but people in government who are busy stealing the wealth of the people are walking free.

“The President recently apologised to Nigerians; we accept the apology but he must be told that he failed woefully and Nigerians are feeling the impact of that failure because we are all suffering.”


The Governor who also berated President Buhari for refusing to disarm armed Fulani herdsmen and branding them a terrorist organisation for masterminding the killings in the country said, “The President told us he is retiring to tend to his cattle, is it because he is returning to be a herder that he failed to deal decisively with herdsmen? That was unfair to Nigerians.”

Recalling that his government was denied several accruals because of his insistence on equity, fairness and justice, the Governor assured that he would continue to speak out against injustice in the country saying “like a former lawmaker would say, ‘if you talk you die, if you don’t talk you die. So for me it is better to talk and die because I will also speak the truth no matter whose ox is gored.”


The Governor who also commissioned the Benue Television complex as well as the remodelled Benue Government Complex, thanked Benue people for standing with him assuring that he would always stand with the people.

Earlier, the Commander of the BSCVGs, Mr. Ayima Ajobi who commended the Governor for setting up the guards disclosed that “the state government has trained a total number of 1,574 BSCVGs personnel drawn from the pool of those who were recommended by the traditional rulers at the grassroots, profiled by the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services, DSS, and underwent a rigorous medical screening exercise.

“The command has unfortunately suffered casualty figure of nine of its trained personnel. Of these numbers, eight of them were killed in active service at their various duty locations while the last member died after a brief illness.”


Posted: at 26-05-2023 04:57 PM (10 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- kp45 at 26-05-2023 05:35 PM (10 months ago)
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In the beginning of 8yrs Nigerians thought they were fighting corruption not knowing they were after opposition party. Now their 8yrs is coming to a close with back to where Nigeria started
Posted: at 26-05-2023 05:35 PM (10 months ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Makodama at 26-05-2023 07:34 PM (10 months ago)
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Look at who's talking!Ortom is in no way close to someone who would criticize anyone's administration.Look at this very black pot calling a kettle black.A man who has only paid October 2022 salary this year,as in the Civil Servants have only been paid one time this year despite the constant monthly allocation coming from the FG that he's criticizing.Make una de fear God small O!

Posted: at 26-05-2023 07:34 PM (10 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Baye77 at 26-05-2023 07:45 PM (10 months ago)
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Quote from: Makodama on 26-05-2023 07:34 PM
Look at who's talking!Ortom is in no way close to someone who would criticize anyone's administration.Look at this very black pot calling a kettle black.A man who has only paid October 2022 salary this year,as in the Civil Servants have only been paid one time this year despite the constant monthly allocation coming from the FG that he's criticizing.Make una de fear God small O!
I wanted to say most of the things you already said.... everyone is talking and Ortom is talking too??? Like, this man is the worst governor I've ever seen since I was born!! In 8 or 9months heard this chronic failure couldn't pay staff salaries...his people are killed almost on a daily basis he can't do shit about it only to sit and criticize one group or the other, riding on people's emotions...this man is total joke Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 26-05-2023 07:45 PM (10 months ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 26-05-2023 09:59 PM (10 months ago)
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Ortom the dummy!! if i see this boy for any where i go show am  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 26-05-2023 09:59 PM (10 months ago) | Grande Master
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