Ortom Calls For Total Commitment As He Swears In New Commissioners, SAs

Ortom Calls For Total Commitment As He Swears In New Commissioners, SAs
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By Henry Ibya, Makurdi

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, has warned political appointees serving under his administration to be mindful of divided loyalty by demonstrating total commitment to ensure observance to the core values of the administration to enable government achieve its set goals and objectives as Government approaches the finish line.


The Governor who gave the warning, Thursday, during the swearing in ceremony of eight new commissioners bringing the total number of Benue executive council members to16, and five new special advisers making the number to 30, held at Government House Makurdi, said this must be done in line with strict compliance with the policy trust document of his administration which emphasizes good governance, ensuring security of lives and property, revenue generation, agriculture, education, health and industrialization, promotion of gender based programs, empowerment of women and youths, and person’s with disabilities among others, as captured in the policy document of the administration “our collective vision for a new Benue”.

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He reminded the new appointees that they were assuming their various offices at a challenging period when his administration was in its second and final stage and argued that for that reason, much was expected from them, and emphasized the need for them to sustain the positive leadership qualities that qualified them for the appointments to enable them assist Government deliver dividends of democracy to Benue people.

The Governor who said any one found wanting would be shown the way out while congratulating the new commissioners and special advisers for making the list irrespective of other equally competent persons, further appealed to other members  already serving in the state executive council and top Government functionaries holding positions to give the new appointees the maximum cooperation to succeed.

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The Governor during the swearing in also announced  posting of the commissioners as follows- Dr. Kester Kyenge – Agriculture and Human Service, Uungwa Sachia-works and transport, Rodney Agbatar- Industry and Cooperatives, Mike Inalegwu- Information, Culture and Tourism, Agber Benjamin- Trade and Investment.

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Jane Ogoma- Energy, Science and Tech., Teryima Nguher-Youth and Sports, Sarwuan Tarnongo- Education and Goodwin Oyiwona- Water Resources and Environment respectively.

While Mr. Mike Adyo was posted special adviser in primary education, Richard Ujege- Water Resources and Environment, Aondoaver Adenguhar- Works and Transport, Joshua Ogbole- Revenue and Taxation with Otse Otokpa posted to oversee secondary and tertiary education.

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Responding on behalf of commissioners Dr. Kester Kyenge, and Richard Ujege for Special Advisers, all thanked God for the elevation as well as the governor for giving them the opportunity to contribute their quota to the development of the state, pledging both not to betray the confidence reposed in them.


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