Governor Samuel Ortom today swore in four Special Advisers with a charge on them to redouble their efforts in assisting his administration to provide selfless service to people of the state.

They are Elder Jerome Torshimbe on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, retired Col. Paul Hemba on Security Matters, Dr. Mrs. Magdalyne Dura on Development Cooperatives, Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, and NEPAD as well as Joseph Odaudu for Special Duties.

The four Special Advisers all retained their former portfolios which they occupied in the first tenure of Governor Ortom.

The Governor while performing the swearing in ceremony at the New Banquet Hall of the Benue Peoples House Makurdi said the appointees all exhibited hard-work, commitment and dedication to duty in their previous assignments which had earned them reappointment.

He stated that people of hard work and good character were needed to man strategic offices to help implement the recommendations of the Dr. Iyorchia Ayu-led Transition Committee.

The Governor charged the appointees to be prudent in the discharge of their duties and shun the temptation to get involved in things that would make them regular visitors to anti craft agencies after their tenure.

Governor Ortom condemned the prolonged crisis between Tiv and Jukuns in Taraba which he noted had gradually spilled over to the State, pointing out that it was impossible for the two tribes to dislodge each other from the two states, hence the need to embrace peace.

Responding on behalf of her colleagues, Mrs. Magdalyne Dura expressed gratitude to the Governor for finding them worthy to serve in his second tenure and promised to justify the confidence reposed in them.

She stated that as foot soldiers, they were committed to serve diligently and with total loyalty.

Source: Benue State News

Author: Alexander Mezue

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