From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the change of name for the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi to Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi.
The Governor who made the commendation while addressing journalists at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, also lauded the National Assembly for passing the bill which sought to effect the institution’s name change.
He specially commended the Member representing Gboko/Tarka Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. John Dyegh who sponsored the bill.
“We appreciate Rt. Hon. John Dyegh for reminding the entire nation and the President that there was the need to immortalize our father and hero of this land,” the Governor stated.
He said Senator J.S. Tarka left indelible footprints on the political and economic landscape of the country and deserved to be accorded the honour as it has been done to other notable sons and daughters of the nation.
“Today, the likes of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello and several other heroes of our land have been immortalized and so we appreciate Mr. President for honouring our great son”, he stated.
It should be noted that Sen. J. S. Tarka was a frontline politicians in the nation in the second Republic.