Departing Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, has delivered that his administration will be leaving a dept profile of N9.2bn behind for the incoming administration of Samuel Ortom.
Speaking at the Banquet Hall of the Government House Makurdi after presenting his handover notes to Ortom, he said he regrets that he did not take the state to a greater height after spending eight years as a governor.
He said, “I am leaving behind a total debt profile of N9.2bn for the incoming administration.”
“Surely, we did not take Benue State to a greater height but that doesn’t mean that we didn’t do our part as a government.”
Suswam, who expressed contentment with his administration pleaded with the media to extend the same gesture of goodwill to the incoming administration both in the state and at the federal levels.
He further displayed his honest intention for the state by ordering his lawyers to withdraw a lawsuit he earlier instituted against Senator Barnabas Gemade at the election tribunal.
Suswam pleaded with the people of the state to forgive him for some of the decisions he might have taken that were contrary to their wishes.