Ortom commends Mark for good representation in NASS

BENUE State governor, Chief Samuel Ortom has commended former senate president, Senator David Mark for his good representation at the red chamber.

Ortom described Sen Mark as someone who has the interest of his people at heart, which he said responsible for the gigantic projects in his senatorial district.

The governor was responding to the demands of elders and stakeholders from Apa and Agatu local government areas of the state who pleaded with the governor on Oshugbudu- Oweto road to connect Naka for easy access to capital city.

Governor Ortom who acknowledged the importance of rural roads to the rural communities stated that his administration would like to compliment efforts of former senate president who influenced the gigantic projects from Federal Government.

Ortom said, ‘I have to commend Sen David Mark and other National Assembly members from the Idoma land for their efforts in ensuring the rehabilitation of the Otukpo road as well as construction of the Oweto bridge.

Tribune Online reported that the Otukpo -Oweto road linking Abuja was approved by immediate past administration with the work about 70 per cent completed.

The Oweto bridge at inception was to cost N35billion but the minister of works, Mr Babatunde Fashola said the contract has been reviewed upward and to be completed by 2018.

Ortom however promised to liaise with the Federal Government to establish a commission for the rehabilitation of Agatu and assured that the Oshigbudu road will be extended to link Naka and the establishment of a tertiary institution.