Samuel Ortom, the immediate past governor of Benue State, has congratulated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the appointment and inauguration of Nyesom Wike and Professor Joseph Utsev as ministers.
Ortom stated that the former Rivers State governor, Wike, and Professor Utsev, whom he knows personally as a friend in the case of Wike and a former appointee in the case of Utsev, will bring their wealth of experience to their new positions.
He described Wike as a worthy ally who strengthened ties between Rivers and Benue states and supported the Benue people in difficult times.
According to Terver Akase, the former governor’s media aide, Wike will bring the desired development to the FCT as minister because he is a “dogged, reliable, and seasoned administrator.”
He also expressed confidence that Professor Utsev, who served as Commissioner for Water Resources and Environment under him, has the necessary experience and capacity to excel as Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation.