ELDERS in Benue State have called on Governor Samuel Ortom to stop lamenting his government’s inability to meet the yearnings of the citizenry but to look for ways of proffering solutions to problems facing the state.
Governor Ortom, had lamented the challenges confronting his administration due to the economic crunch at a Town Hall meeting with elders and stakeholders across the state.
The governor said that the economic recession in the country had caused untold hardship, leading to his government inability to pay workers’ salaries and deliver on his campaign promises.
Some of the elders ,who spoke during the town hall meeting at Katsina Ala, on Tuesday,include; state deputy elders’ forum of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP), Chief Abu King Shuluwa, Augustime Avam and Fabian Biam.
Shuluwa decried the continuous lamentation of the governor, urging him to source funds and pay workers’ salaries, submitting that the governor’s continuous cry will not solve the problem.
‘There is money, it is your responsibility as governor to look for ways to source for funds to meet your obligations not lamentation, the people of the state deserve better living’.
Also, Mr Avam, told the governor the necessity for conducting local government election , adding that the situation where caretaker committee chairmen handle affairs of local government areas are not democratic.