The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has endorsed the Great Tivoid Reunion, an annual gathering of the Tivoid nationalities.
The Governor made the endorsement when the Central Planning Committee of the Reunion paid him a courtesy call last Thursday at the Benue Peoples’ House in Makurdi.
Governor Ortom said the Reunion will explore the interactions and engagements that will enhance brotherhood between the Tiv people in Benue and their lost siblings in Cross River State and Cameroon as a whole.
He revealed that the 2017 budget of the state will capture the road linking Jato-Aka in Benue and Bamenda in Cameroon to open up an economy similar to that in Seme and Mahradi borders of Nigeria-Benin and Nigeria-Niger borders respectively.
Speaking earlier, the initiator of the project, Dr Samuel Ngishe said this year’s edition of the Reunion will take place at the Obudu Cattle Ranch, Cross River State from 2nd to 3rd December.
He added that the event is aimed at bringing the Tivoid ethnic nationalities scattered across Benue, Cross River, Nasarawa and Taraba States in Nigeria and Akwaya subdivision in Cameroon to celebrate brotherhood and their common heritage.