Gov. Ortom close aide, Jerome Torshimbe is dead

BENUE, Nigeria – The Special Adviser to Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom on Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Jerome Torshimbe is dead.

According to the Nation, Torshimbe died on Monday evening in a hospital in Abuja at 63 after a brief illness.

Its been reported that he complained of fever and was taken to hospital in Makurdi but later transferred to Abuja where he died.

Prior to his death, he served as former chairman, Gwer-West local government council in 1992-’1993.

He was the Commissioner for Education when Sen.George Akume was the Governor and was the Director-General of during his Senatorial Campaign Organisation in 2011.

Also, he was recently nominated by Ortom to serve as Chairman, Amnesty Rehabilitation committee.

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