The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has assured people of the state that his second term in office would be “payback” time.
Ortom assured that he would pay back to the people of the state for re-electing him for a second term.
Speaking after his swearing-in yesterday in Makurdi, the state capital, the governor also assured that his administration would be a government for all.
According to Ortom, “No matter the temporary set back in the economy, now is a payback time to the good citizens of Benue people.
“Our current situation is not our final destination, strength does not come from what you can do, strength comes from overcoming the things you thought you could not do.”
The governor also disclosed that he would set up Peace, Truth, Reconciliation committee to reconcile people, adding that he would put in place new security measures to allow for development.
He, however, asserted that his government would not surrender the state to criminals in the face of a new wave of violent crimes.
“I remain the governor of those who voted for me. I’m the governor of those who did not vote for me. I’m the governor of all,” Ortom said.