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Tor Tiv seek Benue sup­port to lead Nige­ria's Chris­tian tra­di­tional rulers

- From Hope Abah Em­manuel, Makurdi Nigeria News · Politics · Benue State · Nigeria · James Ayatse · Makurdi · Christian Association of Nigeria

The para­mount ruler of Tiv na­tion world­wide, Pro­fes­sor James Ay­atse, has urged the gov­ern­ment and peo­ple of Benue State to sup­port him to lead the As­so­ci­a­tion of Chris­tian Tra­di­tional Rulers of Nige­ria (AOCTRON) to greater heights.

Ay­atse, who emerged the head of AOCTRON a week ago, noted that the chal­lenges ahead were enor­mous and there­fore so­licited the co­op­er­a­tion of peo­ple in the state in or­der to suc­ceed in his new as­sign­ment.

The monarch spoke dur­ing a re­cep­tion or­gan­ised in Makurdi on his be­half by the state chap­ter of the Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria (CAN) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the tra­di­tional rulers in the state to cel­e­brate his el­e­va­tion as pres­i­dent of AOCTRON.

"I seek sup­port from the strong Chris­tian com­mu­nity in the state and the gov­ern­ment to help me de­liver my re­spon­si­bil­ity," Ay­atse said.

Gov­er­nor Sa­muel Or­tom as­sured the

Tor Tiv that God will pro­vide him with all the nec­es­sary sup­port re­quired to carry out his as­sign­ment, adding that the Tiv and Idoma tra­di­tional coun­cil as well as the gov­ern­ment will back him up to suc­ceed.

Or­tom who ap­plauded the Chris­tian monarchs in the coun­try for se­lect­ing the Tor Tiv, stressed that he was not in doubt of the ca­pa­bil­ity of the royal fa­ther to ef­fec­tively lead the as­so­ci­a­tion as he had ad­e­quately distin­guished him­self in all po­si­tions of trust held in the past.

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