A priest of the Catholic Church based in Rome, the Rev. Joseph Pilla said that Nigerians in the diaspora are proud of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State because of his positions on national issues.
Father Pilla, who is the president of all Nigerian priests, religious and seminarians in Rome, Italy, said Ortom commands respect and is highly honored by Nigerians in the diaspora.
He delivered a homily at St Mary’s Catholic Church in North Bank during a Thanksgiving Mass in honor of Deputy Inspector General of Police, AIG, Don Awunah and General Raymond Utsaha.
The priest explained that Ortom commands respect because he is seen as an isolated voice against injustice and insecurity in Nigeria.
He said that when “a person is celebrated, it is a call for them to uplift and support others so that they may also be celebrated someday,” adding that those honored should consider it a duty to uplift them. others to higher peaks.
In his remark, Ortom prayed that the winners would advance to the top of their careers so that they could one day help others grow.
He charged the residents of Masev, Ihyarev and Nongov Development Association, MINDA with the unity of purpose and the need to celebrate theirs as they did for AIG Awunah and Brig. General Utsaha.
Speaking on behalf of the winners, Judge APB Utsaha who spoke on behalf of his son, Brigadier. General Utsaha described Ortom as a pace maker.
According to Utsaha, the governor sets the tone for others to follow.
The governor is known to denounce the insecurity in the country.
Several times he called on the federal government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate Miyetti Allah’s insecurity in the country.
He insisted that Miyetti Allah is behind the attacks by Fulani shepherds against farmers across the country.
Ortom’s position had led to an assassination attempt on his life by men suspected of being shepherds.