by Linda Ikeji
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, was on Thursday, unanimously announced as the winner of ‘The Sun Courage in Leadership Award 2019’.
This was conveyed in a letter by the Board of Directors and Management to the Governor signed by its Managing Director, Onuoha Ukeh.
The letter stated that the award was originally billed to be presented earlier this year but was shelved due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
The publishers of Daily Sun newspaper further said Governor Ortom had shown proactive leadership, unrivaled zeal and sense of responsibility in the protection of lives and property of Benue people at a time many leaders were playing politics with the genocide perpetrated in the state by rampaging herdsmen.
It felicitated with the Governor on the award and urged him to sustain the good work.
Reacting, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Terver Akase, receiving the award nomination letter on behalf of his principal said the honour, coming from one of the most respected newspapers in the country, is significant in a number of ways and further proves that the Governor’s efforts are being appreciated by Nigerians.
Mr Akase expressed the willingness of Governor Ortom to personally receive the award.
Recall that Governor Samuel Ortom has received awards from different major media outfits and other organizations.
Among such media organizations are Africa Independent Television, AIT, The Nation newspaper, Nigerian Pilot, Daily Independent, Nigerian Tribune and Business Day.