Ortom queries aide for renaming Ahmadu Bello Way after him


Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom,  has queried General Manager of Urban Development Board for illegally renaming some streets in Makurdi.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Terver Akase, yesterday, quoted Ortom as directing the board to immediately stop the renaming and dismantle name plates mounted on affected streets.

The governor particularly ordered the reversal of the renaming of Ahmadu Bello Way after him.

Ortom directed the Board to explain within 24 hours why it renamed  streets without approval.

The street renaming had been met with negative reaction as it did not go down well with the people.

The streets renamed include Ahmadu Bello Way to Samuel Ortom Road; Gboko Ring Road to Tony Ijohor Road; Gyado Hospital Road to James Ortese Ayatse Road; Mkar Road to Iyorchia Ayu Road; St. John Road which leads to  Tor Tiv Palace renamed Makir Dzakpe Way, among others.

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