The Benue State House of Assembly, on Friday, passed a vote of confidence on the state governor, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, and the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Aondona Dajoh.
Moving the motion, which led to the confidence vote, the member representing Mata State constituency of Ushongo local government area, Hon. Simon Gabo, stated that since the assumption of office, Governor Alia has embarked on policies and programs that have re-enkindled the confidence of Benue people in governance.
In a statement sent to LEADERSHIP by the chief press secretary to Governor Alia, Mr Tersoo Kula, he stated that Hon. Gabo revealed that within six months in office, Governor Alia has stabilised the payment of salaries to workers and pensions to retirees, total rehabilitation of the dilapidated old Assembly Complex and the completion of some road projects.
He said for the governor to do all these within a very short time without borrowing funds from anywhere was an indication that he was utilising state resources effectively and transparently.
Seconding the motion, the House Chief Whip, Hon. Peter Ipusu, said the governor has also purchased quality vehicles for members of the House and placed their welfare at the front burner, adding that the Speaker also deserved a confidence vote owing to the effective manner in which he has led the House within the short time as Speaker.
Ruling after a voice vote, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Aondona Dajoh, noted that the action of the House will no doubt boost the governor’s morale to higher performance and thanked the House for finding him and the governor worthy of the confidence vote.