The Congress of Idoma Journalists Worldwide has congratulated the former Governor of Benue state and Lawmaker, Sen. George Akume following his recent appointment as the Secretary To the Government of the Federation (SGF) by president Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In a statement signed by the group’s General Secretary Comrade Mike Odeh Akatu on Thursday in Abuja, the apex body of media practitioners said that it was greatly delighted by the development and wanted to be among the first few organisations to congratulate their own.
COIJ noted that President Tinubu without doubt have seen the need to carry everybody along, adding that his appointments so far is commendable and nothing would undermine his government if he can continue in that light.
The body also urged Akume to use his position to attract investments, employment opportunities in all stratas and ensure enabling environment that would allow economic development in Benue State
Part of the statement reads: “While we as a body felicitate with you on your appointment as the SGF, we wish to urge you to use your position to attract business and employment opportunities to our dear state.
“Furthermore, you should consider it as urgent priority in making sure that the incessant killings, kidnappings and cases of farmers/ herders clashes are reduced to the barest minimum.”
Similarly, the pen guys thanked President Bola Tinubu for deeming it worthy to have a Benue son among the top echelon of the government, while urging Tinubu to consider more credible, worthy sons and daughters of Benue State into his cabinet.
It added that, “We as a group can not thank the President enough but we are also asking him to appoint more Tivs, Idomas and Igedes and other tribes in Benue state into his cabinet.