Ortom to spend N150 million to fix leaking hospital roofs

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue says he has approved N150 million to repair the leaking roofs of the Benue State University Teaching Hospital.

Mr Ortom decried the level of infrastructure decay at the hospital, disclosing that his administration had released N150 million to repair some leaking roofs in the hospital.

The governor also described the vandalism of facilities at St. Catherine Primary School, Makurdi, by cultists as barbaric.

Ortom made the expression while speaking at an inspection tour of some facilities and projects in Makurdi on Monday.

The governor expressed worry that the school had become a haven for cultists, saying, “I am told that the vandalism on this school was done by cultists.”

He added that the government would capture the renovation of the school in the forthcoming phase of the schools upgrading exercise.

Mr Ortom called on security agencies to protect school facilities in the state to avoid further vandalism.

“I also urge the Universal Basic Education Board and the school management to fortify security within school premises.“Employ security guards to watch over school premises and ensure that cultists and hoodlums do not come near,” he said.

The governor further expressed concerns that the school had become a shadow of its former self because of the activities of cultists.

“This is where I finished my primary education in 1976. I left here and proceeded to Idah for my post-primary education.

“This school is very dear to me. This is the reason I came to see things personally. I am worried at the level of decay and vandalism,” said Mr Ortom.

(NAN)

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