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I dropped out of school at form two to become 'agbero' - Benue governor, Ortom

Written By Idoma Television on Monday, August 10, 2015 | 2:35:00 AM

The Executive Governor of Benue State, Dr.Samuel Ortom, was one of the dignitaries that attended the 63rd annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God held at the Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun state yesterday, where he told the story of his life, saying he started as a motor park tout.

Governor Ortom gave the testimony in appreciation of what God has done in his life, particularly during the last elections. According to him, he dropped out of secondary school in 1979 and had to take to distant learning and tutorials to go through all levels of education and to the point of Doctorate degree. “I dropped out of school at form two in 1979.

After my encounter with the All Sufficient God, today through tutorials, distant learning, I have a Ph.D. I started out as a motor park tout, I passed through leadership positions in the various local and state levels and then I became the mininster for Industry, Trade and Investment at the federal level and later supervising minister of aviation.

‘’God also directed me to contest for the 2015 governorship elections, though I had no money, I went ahead and today I am the Executive Governor of Benue State because God has decided to give me a testimony’,’’ he added.

Also at the convention, were the Vice president of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, Executive Governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko, Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisaki, among others
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