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Benue Governor Warns Against Interference In His Administration



Benue Governor Warns Against Interference In His Administration

The Governor of Benue State, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, has warned his predecessors against interfering in his administration, News About Nigeria reports.

He gave this warning while briefing journalists in Makurdi on his return from the United States of America.

He stated that past governors in the state have served their terms and should now take the back seat and let him govern the state his way.

Recall that the immediate past governor, Samuel Ortom, said during the celebration of his 63rd birthday that those advising the governor to go head-to-head with the Secretary General of the Federation, Senator George Akume, did not have the interest of the state.

Reacting to this, Alia asked his predecessors to henceforth shut up, adding that he would not allow anyone to destabilise his administration.

He stated that although criticisms are allowed, people should get their facts right.

“I can’t allow anyone, whether a former governor or civil servant. If you are a former governor and you have nothing to contribute to Benue, shut up. You had your term you went through it, and allowed the administration to work.

“You did your part and if you are in the state, know exactly what you are saying. Criticisms are welcome, but verify your facts.

“If you have served your tenure, you cannot stay by the side and destabilise this government,” he said.

Recounting the activities of his trip to the States, Alia stated that he, along with nine other governors of the North, was invited by the US Peace Institute to chart a way forward on the insecurity confronting the region.