Connect with us


Ortom celebrates Christmas with ex-boss, recounts days as bus conductor



Kindly Share This

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday visited his former boss, Mr Mnenge Mtenave, and commercial vehicle drivers, who worked with him at the Gboko Motor Park in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Mtenave was a commercial vehicle driver, while Ortom was his motor boy before providence smiled on the latter and his life was turned around.

At the Christmas get-together at the residence of his former boss at Ipav, Mbadim, Gboko Local Government Area of the state, some of Ortom’s former colleague drivers and conductors were in attendance.

The governor, who recounted his experience as a motor tout while growing up, said after dropping out of primary school, Mtemave invited him to work as a motor boy and later taught him how to drive.

Ortom, who has never shied away from his humble background, said, “At a time, my boss made me a cashier and treasurer of all the money that we made weekly and gave me a blank cheque to spend at will.”

The governor said he never took the opportunity for granted and that on every occasion, he went back to his boss for approval whenever the need arose.

Ortom said that the decision to visit his former boss and celebrate Christmas with him was revealed to him during his morning devotion, adding that the visit was to appreciate Mtemave for laying the foundation for him to be what he is today.

The governor charged the people not to despise their little beginnings and encouraged them to remain committed in their service to God, saying that they should also seek formal education even at old age to brighten their fortunes.

He presented a Hilux Van to Mtemave and pledged to support him in any trade of his choice, even as he gave his former colleagues and communities cows, pigs, bags of rice and cash.

Speaking for the Ugbada family and the governor’s former colleagues, Abugh Vaaswem and Aondopine Tim thanked the governor for his good gesture and prayed to God to prosper him.

Mtemave also expressed gratitude for the honour done to him by the governor.

Kindly Share This
Dear Reader, Fetching good and credible news information is tedious and requires huge finance. We are soliciting support from our readers and fans. For as low as N1,000  you can be a part of our golden membership. Your support would go a long way in assisting us to continue guaranteeing quality news to our readers across the globe. Bank transfers can be made to: Zenith Bank 1014932118 Ireporteronline communications Inquiries: Email: [email protected] Whatsapp: +234 7032341798 FOR BUSSINESS ADVERT CLICK THE WHATSAPP IMAGE BELOW
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.