Alia Swears In Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen, Charges Them On Quality Service Delivery

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By Henry Ibya, Makurdi

Benue State Governor,Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, has charged Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen in the state, to ensure they deliver quality services to people of their Local Government Areas.

The governor who gave the charge during the swearing in of the newly appointed caretaker committee chairmen for the 23 local government councils at a ceremony Thursday, held at Government House Makurdi, emphasized the need for the appointees to serve the people with diligence, warning against unnecessary excuses that would hinder their service to the people.

Governor Alia in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Tersoo Kula,stated that for them to ensure that their work reflect the manifestoes of the All Progressives Congress, APC,in the state,they must be prepared to do their best, especially that his administration has granted autonomy to the third tier of government for effective performance.

He urged the new appointees to put in their best, remain at their duty post to enable them attend to the yearnings and aspirations of the people as well as ensure that those at the grassroot also enjoy dividends of democracy.

He encouraged the new caretaker committee chairmen to replicate the giant strides of the Alia administration at the local government level, expressing determination of his government to improve infrastructural development at the local areas.

It could be recalled that Governor Hyacinth Alia had written to the Benue State House of Assembly, requesting for extension of the tenure of the caretaker committee chairmen to allow the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission, BSIEC, enough time to prepare and conduct the local government council elections in the state.

The State House of Assembly had on Thursday, screened and confirmed the list of nominees sent to them by the governor, replacing only Timothy Hembaor, the earlier nominee from Ushongo Local government area, with Mvendaga Atetan

Other Caretaker Committee Chairmen inaugurated include Guda Terkimbi Dennis- Vandeikya, Philip Achuah- Konshisha, Shaku Justine- Katshina Ala,Neji Vitalis- Kwande, Avar Verlumun- Gboko,Roy Terna Ashirga- Tarkaa, Agber Cephas- Buruku,James Dwem- Makurdi, Comfort Agbo- Gwer East, Henry Agba -Gwer-West), Unongo Simon- Guma, and Iorzaa Victor -Ukum.

The governor also swore in Benjamin Uzenda for Logo LGA, Gloria Ogebe-Ado, Philip Ebenyaku- Agatu,Ochai Alidu- Apa, Adekpe Onum-Obi, Emmanuel Agada- Ogbadibo, Adugbo Fred- Ohimini, Wilson Eche- Otukpo, Onyilo Douglas-(Okpokwu), Ire Arubi-Oju respectively.

Responding on behalf of the Chairmen, caretaker committee chairman of Konshisha Local Government Area, Philip Achuah assured the governor that they would do their best to relocate his efforts at the Local Government level.

He expressed appreciation to the governor for the privilege to serve as well as granting quasi autonomy to the Local Government system in the state, promising not to fail in their respective duties.

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