The Benue State Government (BNSG) has debunked reports that the state Governor, Samuel Ortom was involved in a motor accident in Abuja on Sunday.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Terver Akase, in a statemen, explained that the Governor who left Nigeria this morning for the United Kingdom had since arrived safely at his destination.
He said the Governor’s convoy was on its way back to Makurdi after escorting the Governor to the Airport in Abuja when a golf car ran into one of the security vehicles but that no life was lost in the accident.
“We have received numerous calls from concerned Nigerians regarding the accident which occurred today near Karu Flyover in Nyanya area of the Federal Capital Territory.
“The Governor’s convoy was on the way from Abuja to Makurdi after accompanying him to the airport for his trip to United Kingdom when a golf car collided with one of the security vehicles.
“We thank God that no life was lost in the incident. Governor Ortom who has already arrived safely in the UK, deeply appreciates all the calls and concerns from Benue people and other Nigerian”, the statement explained.
Meanwhile, Akase said Governor Samuel Ortom has been invited as a Special Guest at two international summits.
The summits which are expected to hold within the week are to hold in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Both events would focus on peace-building, social justice and sustainable development in Nigeria, as well as in other parts of the world.