A Nigerian governor honors the driver who gave him the opportunity to work as a bus conductor by presenting him with a Hilux van.

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has remembered his humble beginnings and returned to his previous boss.

The governor, who used to work as a bus conductor, returned to thank his former boss and presented him with a Hilux Van.

Governor Ortom also lavished gifts on his former colleagues and villages, including cows, pigs, rice bags, and cash.

Benue state’s Gboko LGA – Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state honored his old employer, Mnenge Mtemave, and other colleagues in Gboko Motor Park on Monday, December 27, for making a positive influence on his life while he worked as a conductor.

In the spirit of the 2021 yuletide, the Benue governor also toasted the driver’s colleagues at his residence in Ipav, Mbadim in the Gboko local government area, according to Daily Trust.

Governor Samuel Ortom presented Mnenge Mtemave, his former boss, with a Hilux Van for making a significant influence on his life while working as a conductor. Jimin Geoffrey took the photo.

Ortom worked as a motor conductor for Mtemave, a driver at the Gboko Motor Park, in the late 1970s and early 1980s while growing up in Gboko town after dropping out of primary school, according to the newspaper.

During the celebration, which was attended by his peers, former boss, and family members, he recalled how Mtemave recruited him to work as a conductor and then taught him how to drive.

Mtemave later made him cashier and treasurer of all the money they made monthly and handed him a blank cheque to spend as he pleased, an opportunity he never took for granted, and he still went back to him to authorise expenditure for his necessities, according to the governor.

Ortom explains why he went to see his former boss and presents him with a bus.

During his morning devotion, the governor claimed God revealed to him that he should pay a visit to, rejoice, and thank his old boss, Mtemave, for laying the groundwork for him to become who he is today.

As a result, he advised the people to never forget their humble beginnings and to remain faithful to God’s service, emphasizing that they should seek formal education even as they grow older in order to improve their fortunes.

Ortom also gave Mtemave a Hilux Van and promised to help him with any merchandise he wanted, while showering cows, pigs, bags of food, and cash on his former colleagues and villages.

Messers Abugh Vaaswem and Aondopine Tim, speaking on behalf of the Ugbada family and former colleagues, thanked the governor for his kind gesture and hoped that God would bless him.

Mtemave, the host, expressed gratitude to the governor for the honor bestowed upon him.

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