Benue State Governor, Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia, expressed deep shock during an impromptu visit to the Benue State Liaison Office in Abuja. The office, situated on Mary Slessor Street, Asokoro, left the governor astounded after he discovered its dilapidated state.

During his visit on Friday, June 16th, 2023, Governor Alia was informed that the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) had declared the building inhabitable back in 2020. This revelation only added to the governor’s surprise.

The Liaison Officer, Vershima Anshungu, who took Governor Alia round the facility, highlighted various issues, including the fact that despite generating revenue, the office management had been using the funds to pay fines to AMAC since 2020.

It was revealed that the last renovation and furnishing of the office took place in 2003, emphasizing the long period of neglect the building had endured. Governor Alia, visibly taken aback by the dire state of affairs, chose not to comment extensively, but simply expressed his disbelief.

“I can’t believe what I have seen,” Governor Alia stated succinctly.

Fr. Alia Expresses Shock Over Dilapidated Benue Liaison Office, Abuja

The dilapidated state of the Benue State Liaison Office in Abuja has raised concerns about the inadequate maintenance of government facilities. The office, which serves as a vital connection between the Benue State government and the federal capital, appears to have been overlooked for years.

Citizens and residents have expressed their disappointment, as the deteriorating infrastructure not only reflects poorly on the state but also hinders effective service delivery. Calls for urgent action to address the situation have been growing louder, with many demanding immediate renovations and improvements to the office.

As the news of Governor Alia’s visit spreads, it is hoped that his shock and dismay will serve as a wake-up call for authorities to prioritize the maintenance and upkeep of public buildings.

The dilapidated state of the Benue State Liaison Office must be addressed promptly to restore its functionality and dignity, ensuring that it can fulfill its crucial role in promoting the interests of Benue State in the nation’s capital.

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