As the world marks this year’s World Humanitarian Day, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has described as selfless and immeasurable, the services rendered by aid workers and health-care providers in the country and other parts of the globe.
This was contained in a statement to DAILY POST on Wednesday by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase
The Governor called on governments at all levels to provide greater protection to persons involved in one form of humanitarian work or the other as this will spur them to do more.
According to Governor Ortom, the current battle against COVID-19 has once more exposed health workers and caregivers to hazardous conditions leading to the death of many, a situation he says deserves every means of encouragement the affected persons need.
He gave the assurance that his administration will continue to evolve policies and actions towards alleviating the plight of people affected by emergencies such as herdsmen attacks, flood and coronavirus.
Governor Ortom appreciated the people of Benue State for their support and collaboration in surmounting security and economic challenges in the last couple of years.