Bali Tiv Association inaugurates new officials
By Jethro Yerga
The Bali Local Government chapter of the Tiv Cultural and Social Association, Taraba State has inaugurated 14 executive members to pilot the affairs of the association for yet another period of 3 years.
The inaugural ceremony which took place at the Tiv Council Hall Bali on the 5th day of December, 2020 has Mathew Baki as the chairman, Silas Tortondo as the vice chairman, Peter T. Ukpo as the Secretary, Tikor Iornumbe as the treasurer, Serah Iorchir Yongol as the PRO and Stephen Saaior as the financial secretary.
Others are Emmanuel Shagbaor as Auditor 1, John Dooior as the youth leader, Tar Zape as Organizing Secretary, Philip Alutwen as assistant secretary, Iordye Samuel as auditor II, A.A Awase as social director, and David Suega as Director of culture respectively.
Addressing throng of dignitaries that graced the occasion, the Ter Bali II, Zaki David Gdaa encouraged the executives to work in unity in order to lift the association to a greater height.
Zaki Gbaa also appealed to the Bali Local Government Chairman Hon. Prince Musa Mahmud to facilitate the return of justice on the Tiv subjects in all the chiefdoms in the area especially as regards the choice of traditional rulers in the area.
In his speech the chairman Bali Local Government Area Hon. Prince Musa Mahmud applauded the cooperation of Tiv critical stake holders in Bali which he said had resulted in stemming the crisis between Tiv and Jukun in Bali Local Government Area.
Hon. Mahmud pledged to work with the newly inaugurated exco of the TCSA in Bali LGA to ensure that each and every body in Bali Local Government carry on his or her normal activities with a renewed sense of security irrespective of his or her tribe.
Consequently, the chairman promised to enlist at least 3 Tiv persons in his Local Government security committee list as he has done to other tribes to ensure that security of lives and property of the Bali people was guaranteed across all the tribes.
Earlier, the newly inaugurated chairman Mr Mathew Baki who spoke on behalf of the newly inaugurated exco, appreciated the association members for finding them worthy to serve in such capacities and pledged that they would not disappoint them but do everything possible to justify the confidence reposed in them.
“On our part, we will discharge our duties without reserve. As we run an all-inclusive administration, we shall also welcome constructive criticism to enable us serve you better”. He added.