A former National Youth Service Corps member has been rewarded immensely by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State after he rode a bicycle from Oyo State to Makurdi.
Isaac Ahungwa and Governor Samuel Ortom
Isaac Sekav Ahungwa, a graduate of Statistics from Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, who had embarked on a 14-day bicycle ride from Oyo State to Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on completion of his NYSC, has been offered automatic employment by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.
According to a report by Punch Metro, the governor who received the former National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, that presented him his discharge certificate at the Benue Peoples House in Makurdi on Monday, described the young man as a determined son of the state whose example should be emulated by others.
Ahungwa, said at the start of the “Patriotic Tour” on the November 5th, that the ride would show that Nigerians can only overcome recession with hard work, belief, perseverance, and determination.
He disclosed further that Governor Ortom’s life story inspired him to embark on the patriotism tour, riding a bicycle from Ibadan to Benue State, and commended governor for his efforts in addressing the challenges of development confronting the state despite the harsh economy.
Governor Ortom said his decision to offer automatic employment to Ahungwa was to encourage other young people to never give up on their dreams, no matter the challenges they face.