Ortom appoints new SSG, sacks five exco members

By Joseph Wantu, Makurdi   |   28 February 2017   |   3:30 am  

Samuel Ortom

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has appointed Professor Anthony Ijohor, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) as the Secretary to State Government and sacked five members of the state executive council.

Ortom disclosed the sack during the state executive council meeting held at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi. Those affected by the changes were Information and Orientation Commissioner, Odeh Ageh, his colleagues in the Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Mwuese Mnyim, that of Water Resources and Environment, Mr. Nick Wende as well as that of Arts, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Sekav Iyortyom.

Also relieved of his appointment is the Special Adviser on Small, Medium Enterprises and Micro Financing, Dr. Augustine Idogah. The Governor expressed appreciation to the former appointees for the services they rendered to the state, promised to support them in their future endeavours explaining that they were still part and parcel of the Benue Project.

He directed that Dr. Bem Melladu who he praised for discharging the duties of the SSG well should revert to his position as Special Adviser adding that other replacements would be made soon. The new SSG, Professor Ijohor replaces Barrister Targema Takema who had been on sick leave.



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