Governor Samuel Ortom Of Benue State Charges Family Members Of Four New Appointees To Refrain From Making Unrealistic Demands.
John Shiaondo, Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has charged family members of four new appointees sworn into office to refrain from making unrealistic demands that would cause them to deviate from the rightful course of decency and true service. Those newly sworn-in are Barr. Targema Takema, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Terwase Orbunde, Chief of Staff, Mr. Iwanta Adaikwu, Head of Service, and Mr. Tahav Agerzua, Adviser on Media and ICT.
Performing the ceremony yesterday in Makurdi, Dr. Ortom urged the family members associates and other party stakeholders to rather pray for them to succeed as they put in their best for the service of the state. He noted that those appointed and duely sworn-in to serve were key and eminently qualified to discharge good service to the state and nation. “Appointment of the four gentlemen mark a very important phase in the life of this new administration and I must emphasise that we are coming into government at a time when Benue people are yearning for a change which had been clearly demonstrated in our election into office.”
“The election has therefore placed very high expectations on our government and leadership of the state. So everyone who is part of this government must be ready to be exemplary, must be ready to be an agent of change and must live up to expectations in our chosen agenda to offer high quality service to Benue people,” he noted. According to the governor, huge debts arising from salary arrears and allowances, retirement benefits, bonds as well as obligations to contractors and others stare the administration into face. He charged them to hit the ground running to surmount the challenges the state is facing.