DEMOCRACY DAY MESSAGE, OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON URBAN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, BENUE STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, MAKURDI

OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN,  HOUSE COMMITTEE ON URBAN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, BENUE STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, MAKURDI



                  DEMOCRACY DAY MESSAGE

 I, Hon Otumala Ogbu Steve, the Honorable member representing Oju 1 state constituency in Benue State House of Assembly and chairman, House Standing Committee on Urban and Rural Development wish to felicitate with the good people of Oju 1 state constituency, Igede nation, Benue state and Nigeria at large on this year's Democracy Day anniversary.  I also wish to felicitate with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President  Muhammadu Buhari, the Governor of Benue State, Gov Samuel Ortom, Speaker of  Benue State House of Assembly,  Rt Hon Titius Uba and my Honourable colleagues in the 9th Assembly; leaders of our great party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) and all well-meaning citizens of Nigeria on this auspicious occasion of our 21st year of uninterrupted Democracy.


As a nation, we have stood together through the dark ages of tyrannical military rule, we bear the scars of regimented governance and we have come to appreciate the benefits that true democracy avails us. I therefore encourage Governments at all levels to do more in terms of policies and structural development that would enhance the sustenance of true democracy in Nigeria.


I also wish to reassure my constituents, the good people of Oju 1 state constituency of our desire to bring home democratic dividends  and to as well stand in gap for them even in the most critical moments.

In the past one year of our service, we have made passionate efforts to guarantee fair representation for our people and to bring the desired development to the land. We have in our little ways provided portable water through drilling of boreholes for our people, we have also  aided in provision of some equipment for our community Radio among other things. We are determined to affect our constituency with more feasible projects and development policies in the coming days. It is our earnest desire to bring the needed development to our land and we will do our best in spite of the current economic challenges facing the country and our dear state.

Let me specifically identify with President Buhari as well as both the state and local governments on the current crisis created by insecurity and the lingering cases of Covid-19 pandemic across the globe. We are hopeful that the situation will be brought under control in the shortest time possible.

Once again, Happy Democracy Day to Nigeria

                                               Signed
                                Hon. Ogbu Otumala Steve
                               Member representing Oju 1 State constituency,
                               Benue State House of Assembly

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