Ortom inaugurates N1.6bn Tor Tiv Palace 

Gov. Samuel Ortom, has inaugurated N1.6 remodelled ultra-modern Tor Tiv Palace Gboko, the traditional headquarters of Tiv.

Performing the ceremony on Thursday at the palace Gboko, Ortom said the construction of a Oche Indoma palace underway.

The governor commended the 14 Tiv speaking local government areas for providing financial support with the state’s assistance to realise the dream.

He also lauded the contractor and the technical for executing the project according to the contract specifications.

Speaking earlier, Tor Tiv the fifth, HRM Prof. James Ayatse, commended the governor for building a befitting palace for the Tiv Paramount Ruler.

Ayatse also thanked the governor for completing the project spite of the financial hiccups and challenges during the course of the project.

“On behalf of the Tiv nation, I would like to thank Gov. Ortom and his administration for accepting to be used by God in this great work of reconstruction and provision of befitting palace for the Paramount Ruler of the Tiv.

“We applaud the infrastructural development strides of your administration as evidenced by the numerous projects across the length and breath of the state,” Ayatse added.

In his goodwill , the of Lafia, Rtd. Justice Isa Agwai, said he has enjoyed good relationship with his closest neighbours the Tiv people over the years.

Agwai said the new palace a shining example to all governors to give the traditional institution its deserved .

According to , the Tor Tiv Palace the best palace in the country and commended the governor for the throne unimaginable .

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governors of Rivers, Nasarawa, Enugu and , the Speaker of House of Representatives, and two others were earlier conferred chieftaincy titles at the event.

NAN also reports that Gov. Nyeson Wike, Gov. Abdullahi Sule, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal had earlier inaugurated three township roads in Gboko. (NAN)