Ortom loses two aides
The Special Adviser to Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom on Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon Jerome Torshimbe is dead.
Torshimbe died on Monday evening in a hospital in Abuja at 63.
A family source disclosed he died after a brief illness.
The source said he complained of fever and was taken to hospital in Makurdi but later transfered to Abuja where he died.
It was learnt that the late Special Adviser had been sick for a long time.
He served as former chairman, Gwer-West local government council in 1992-’93, Commissioner for Education Commissioner in administration of Sen.George Akume as Governor and was the Director General of George Akume’s Senatorial Campaign Organisation in 2011.
Last week, he was also nominated by Ortom to serve as Chairman, Amnesty Rehabilitation committee.
He was seen in Government House Makurdi throughout last week before his death.
Also reportedly dead is the Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Famous Adejoh.
Expressing sadness over the death, Governor Ortom who said that he knew the late Torshimbe three decades ago when they were council chairmen from 1990 to 1993 and had worked closely since then.
The Governor described the deceased Special Adviser as an experienced and competent administrator who had added immense value to the government.
He noted that the late Torshimbe was very supportive to many including widows and orphans alike, stressing that he was a generous politician who loved to share with the needy.
On his late personal assistant, Famous Adejo, the governor said the young man was a hardworking individual who defied all odds to acquire higher education up to masters level and was studying for his doctorate degree when death snatched him away.
The governor described the two deaths as very painful and prayed God to grant the bereaved families the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses and the deceased aides eternal rest.
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