In the spirit of the 2021 yuletide, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Monday, December 27th, 2021, celebrated with his former boss and contemporaries in Gboko Motor Park, Mr Mnenge Mtemave and his colleague drivers.
The celebration was held at the residence of Mnenge Mtemave, Ipav, Mbadim, Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State.
Recall that Governor Ortom worked as a motor conductor to Mr Mnenge Mtemave who was a driver at the Gboko Motor Park from the late seventies to the eighties.
Governor Ortom who has never hidden his past life explained at the occasion that while growing up in Gboko and after dropping out of primary school, Mtemave invited him to work as a conductor and later taught him how to drive.
He said Mnenge later made him cashier and treasurer of all the monies they made weekly and gave him a blank cheque to spend at will, an opportunity he never took for granted but still went back to him to approve spending on his needs
The Governor said during his morning devotion, God revealed to him to visit, celebrate and appreciate his former boss, Mnenge for laying the foundation for him to be who he is today.
Governor Ortom while urging the people never to despise their little beginnings, encouraged them to remain committed in their service to God, stressing that they should also seek formal education even at old age to brighten their fortunes.
The Governor presented a Hilux Van to Mtemave and pledged to support him in any merchandise of his choice, even as he showered his former colleagues and the communities with cows, pigs, bags of rice and cash.
Speaking for the Ugbada family and former colleagues, Messers Abugh Vaaswem and Aondopine Tim respectively, thanked the Governor for his good gesture and prayed God to prosper him.
Ter Gboko, Chief Gabriel Shosum and Ter Guma, Chief Dennis Shemberga, all expressed delight over the Governor’s gesture, even as the host, Mtemave also expressed gratitude over the honour done him by the Governor.