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Eunice Erdoo Ortom: Brains, Heart, Courage


The story of Eunice Erdoo Ortom, Ph.D, wife of the 5th democratically elected Governor of Benue State and Founder/Chairperson, Eunice Spring of Life Foundation (ESLF) is one of continuous success and effective leadership that at once emphasize the roles of mentorship and submission to authority in grooming future leaders.

Born of a parentage of Gwer West and Ushongo mix, Dr. Mrs. Ortom’s marriage to Dr. Samuel Ortom from Guma has also given her the broad-based view she brings to bear on her X-ray of

Benue issues, as she legitimately has a firm rooted claim to both zones A, and B with a paternal Grandmum from Otukpo in Zone C. Dr. Mrs. Eunice Ortom is truly the Mother of Benue, both by heritage and now, occupation!
Dr. Mrs. Ortom’s career has been as interesting, as has her ancestry.

Beginning a public service career as a youth Corps member, Eunice Ortom rose through the ranks of the Administrative cadre from administrative officer II to Principal Administrative Officer.
Her works of experience seems to derive from the broad spread of Ministerial experience as she traversed the offices of Accountant General, Ministry of Information, Youth and Sports, Finance, Head of Service. Benue State Development Project on HIV/AIDS and Benue State Aids Control Agency (BENSACA), where she was the Gender Focal Person.
All the above took the hardworking Eunice Ortom Seventeen years to achieve, between 1998 and 2015, before embarking on her present leave of absence.
Career aside, Dr. Mrs. Ortom’s strides in Education have equally been phenomenal. She attended Queen of the Rosary Secondary School Gboko, where she obtained the General Certificate of Education in 1988. Thereafter, Eunice Ortom proceeded to the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Obtaining a B.Sc (Hons) in International Studies.

Her quest for more knowledge led Mrs. Ortom to obtain an M.Sc. in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Benue State University in 2004.
A calm lady, adept at the permutations for effective combination of Family, Educational and Work life, Mrs. Ortom was to, again yield to the desire for more knowledge with the enrolment for, and subsequent graduation with a Ph.D in Political Science from the same Benue State University in 2016.

Dr. Mrs. Eunice Ortom is the loving wife of an accomplished husband, Dr. Samuel Ortom, present Governor of Benue State, a loving mother of six adorable children, a God-fearing Social mobilizer for youth and Women causes, and an avowed philanthropist.
Her NGO, Eunice Spring of Life Foundation (ESLF) is devoted to the thematic areas of Health, Education, Agriculture, Youth and Women Empowerment. Prior to ESLF, Dr. Mrs. Ortom’s humanitarian and charity work was done under the umbrella of Oracle Business Ltd Foundation (OBLF), which began in 2006.

Aside Founding and Chairing the Board of ESLF and her OBLF activities, Dr. Mrs. Ortom is Chairperson, Board of Directors of the Benue State Action Committee on Aids (BENSACA), USAID Net Ambassador in the fight against Malaria, UNICEF Champion/Advocate against Adolescent HIV and Matron, Association of Private Nursing Practitioners of Nigeria, to name a few top level activities in which the workaholic Eunice is engaged.

You Can’t Bring Lagos State godfatherism To Benue – Ortom To Akume


Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has threatened Senator George Akume not to dare bring Lagos State godfatherism to the state.

Governor Ortom who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua, was reacting to a statement credited to Akume, in which he reportedly described Ortom’s performance in office as abysmal.

Tahav said, “Akume’s criticism of Governor Samuel Ortom has nothing to do with performance but everything to do with Ortom’s refusal to be subservient and be subjugated to his (Akume’s) whims.

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Dr. Samuel Ortom: The Promise, The Commitment


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The APC governorship candidate in Benue State, Chief Dr Samuel Ortom and his campaign team have visited nearly all segments of the state speaking to the good people of the state and assuring them of better days ahead. One of Benue’s best journalists, Tahav Agerzua brought you on board the Ortom train with daily, vivid and professional reports accompanied by images. But what are the core issues and pillars of Ortom’s Message of Hope? Below are excerpts from the speeches and the promises made by Dr Ortom which I find quite interesting and wish to share with you. Take a look: Continue reading

2015: Akume, Ortom Disagree on Choice of DG


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Dr. Samuel Ortom

There is palpable tension in the All Progressives Congress ( APC ),  as there has developed a disagreement between the governorship aspirant, Dr. Samuel Ortom and the party leader in the state, Sen. George Akume over the choice of a Director-General for the governorship campaign organisation.
According to an inside source the disagreement is why the campaign organisation is yet to appoint a Director-General. It was gathered that the governorship candidate had preferred Arc. Joe Ikyaagba, who Akume has rejected on account of certain disagreements and claimed inconsistency and back stabbing.

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Sen. George Akume

In the same vein the nominee of the senate minority leader’s nominee, Barr. Moses A tagger, a one time Executive Director at Federal Mortgage Bank, suffered a shock as the nomination was turned down based on acclaimed principal, saying he was not in support of the circumstances leading to Ortom’s emergency as flag-bearer.
Also approached with the offer, is former Action Congress of Nigeria ( ACN ),  and APC governorship aspirant, Prof. Steve Ugbah who has taken the party to court, who turned it down under the pretence that he be given time to think over the matter.
Following from this development, the APC is yet to inaugurate her state campaign team a few days to the general elections,  leaving their supporters dumbfounded as to the party’s ability to properly carry on in an organised manner. Feelers are that the party officials are also confused as to how to proceed.  They have accused the party leader, Sen. Akume of  being responsible for the party’s general lack of direction and declining public sympathy.
They have attributed the lack of zeal amongst party members which has contributed to the party’s failure to reach the electorates even as the hunger for change is prevalent, as it continues to grapple with one controversy after another as a result of last December’s controversial primaries or out right imposition of candidates.
Already the party in the state is engulfed in a series of litigation emanating from the faulted primaries. Some of the cases include those of: Hon. Emmanuel Jime,  Prof. Steve Ugbah (Guber), Adaa Maagbe (Senate), Engr. George Nduul,  Frank U too,  Terhide Utaan (House of Representatives) and a couple of others whose filling was said to have been prevented or delayed by the strike.
Public reaction is of mixed feelings, but one thing appears consistent,  that the APC may have succeeded in dampening previous public sympathy and growing wind of change that seemed to have enveloped the Benue political atmosphere.