The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom on Monday, inaugurated the state secretariat of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Makurdi, the state capital.
The governor also laid the foundation for the construction of a 30- room guests house for the association and announced a donation of N50 million by the state government as its contribution for the construction.
The governor donated a brand new Jeep to the CAN President, Most Rev. Daniel Okoh whose vehicle was said to have broken down on his way to Markudi for the event.
He called on well meaning Christians to contribute towards the speedy completion of the project before he leaves office on May 29.
The CAN President, in his remarks at the occasion, commended the governor for his kind gesture and for identifying with the church.
Okoh also commended the leadership of the CAN in the state for the prudent management of resources and ensuring that the construction of the secretariat was completed within 10 months.
Okoh urged Benue people to vote for quality leaders in the forthcoming general elections.