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One of Nigeria’s leading media organizations, The Sun Publishing Limited will on Tuesday 17th November 2020 in Abuja, present an award to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.

In a letter conveying the decision of the Board of Directors and Management to the Governor signed by its Managing Director, Onuoha Ukeh, The Sun said Governor Ortom was unanimously selected as winner of ‘The Sun Courage in Leadership Award 2019’.

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The letter stated that the award was originally billed to be presented earlier this year but was shelved following the COVID-19 lockdown.

The publishers of Daily Sun newspaper further said Governor Ortom had shown proactive leadership, unrivaled zeal and sense of responsibility in the protection of lives and property of Benue people at a time many leaders were playing politics with the genocide perpetrated in the state by rampaging herdsmen.

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It felicitated the Governor on the award and urged him to sustain the good work.

In a reaction after receiving the award nomination letter on behalf of his principal, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Terver Akase, said the honour, coming from one of the most respected newspapers in the country, is significant in a number of ways and further proves that the Governor’s efforts are being appreciated by Nigerians.

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Mr Akase expressed the willingness of Governor Ortom to personally receive the award.

It will be recalled that Governor Samuel Ortom has received awards from different major media outfits and other organizations. Among such media organizations are Africa Independent Television, AIT, The Nation newspaper, Nigerian Pilot, Daily Independent, Nigerian Tribune and Business Day.

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