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  • Updated: January 24, 2023

Ortom Donates N50 Million To Benue CAN Chapter

The Benue State Governorment has donated  50 million naira for the construction of a thirty room accommodation at the State Secretariat of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Benue State Chapter.

Governor Samuel Ortom gave the donation on Monday at the commissioning of the multi-purpose Secretariat of CAN in Makurdi which was funded by the Benue State Government.

Ortom expressed optimism that the building would be completed before the expiration of his tenure to provide accommodation for Christian leaders visiting the state as well as serve as a source of revenue generation for the  Christian body.

The Governor who lauded CAN under the leadership of Rev. Akpen Leva for prudent utilization of the funds earlier provided for the Secretariat project stated that the construction of the edifice was a deliberate move to give dignity to the state which has a predominant Christian population.

He reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to religious tolerance and harmony and  commended the unity that exists among the various Christian blocks in the state.

According to Governor Ortom, the ascendancy of two traditional rulers, the Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse and  Och'Idoma, Dr. John Inalegwu Odogbo who are both Christians was a product of the dedication of Benue State to God.

He emphasised the need  for Christians to be steadfast in the works of charity and contribute to the growth of the Church.

He disclosed that the new CAN  secretariat building is a product of  his friendship with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State whose goodwill had sowed the seed for CAN in Benue to acquire the land for the building of the secretariat.

He further expressed gratitude to the President of CAN, His Eminence, Most Rev. Daniel Okoh for graciously honouring the state to dedicate the  secretariat.

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