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Benue Loses Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs

From Vincent Nyinongu, Makurdi.


The Special Adviser to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr.

Jerome Torshimbe is  dead. He was aged 63.


A family source disclosed that he died in a hospital in Abuja Monday evening after a brief illness.


“He came back two days ago and complained about fever. He was taken to hospital in Makurdi where he was given treatment, but the level of improvement wasn’t encouraging so he was moved to Abuja but died yesterday’s evening”. The source explained.


DAILY ASSET learnt that the late Special Adviser had not been in a stable health condition for over a period of time, which might have culminated into his sudden demise.


Torshimbe had served as former chairman, Gwer-West local government council in 1992-’93, Commissioner for Education Commissioner in the Administration of Sen.

George Akume as Governor and was the Director General of George Akume’s Senatorial Campaign Organization in 2011.


Only last week, he was also nominated by Governor Ortom to serve as Chairman, Amnesty Rehabilitation committee in addition to his cabinet post before his sudden death.

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