The Special Adviser to Governor Samuel Ortom on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe is dead.

Mr. Torshimbe died barely one week after the Governor’s Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr.Famous Adejo also died.

Torshimbe suddenly died on Monday evening after a brief illness.

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his aides.

Ortom who spoke with journalists at the Government House, Makurdi, after he visited the bereaved Torshimbe family, said he knew the late Torshimbe three decades ago, when they were council chairmen from 1990 to 1993 adding they had worked closely since then.

The Governor described the deceased Special Adviser as an experienced and competent administrator who had added immense value to the Benue government.

He noted that the late Torshimbe was very supportive to many including widows and orphans alike, stressing that he was a generous politician who loved to share with the needy.

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On his late personal assistant, Famous Adejo the Governor said the young man was a hardworking individual who defied all odds to acquire higher education up to masters level and was studying for his doctorate degree when death snatched him away.

He announced his decision to train Adejo’s only son who just completed secondary education up to university level.

The Governor described the two deaths as very painful and prayed God to grant the bereaved families the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.