By Brenda Agba
The Executive Governor of Benue State, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia has approved more appointments into his administration.
A statement signed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Tersoo Kula and made available to newsmen gave a run down of the newly appointed government officials to include: Engr. Prof. Gabriel Akpen – Director General, Bureau of Special Projects & Infrastructure and Mrs. Pat. Goja – Manager, Novus Microfinance Bank; Engr. Terese Ninga – Director General, Bureau of Agricultural Development & Mechanization (BNARDA & BENTHA) as well as Dr. Terna Francis – Director General, Education Quality Assurance Agency.
Those appointed into Christians Pilgrims Welfare Board include Rev. Fr. Michael Melladu, FJS as Chairman with Mr. Shadrack Toryila Asombo, Mr. George Welgba, Ene Eiyemonye, Pastor Jethro Moor as members while Mr. James Gbamwuan is Secretary.
The Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on the other hand has Alh. Abdullahi Sani Danjuma as Chairman with Alh. Hamza Yahaya, Imam Muhammad Abdulmalik and Alh. Muhammad Sanusi Adamu as members while Alhasan Ahmadu is Secretary.
The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has Dr. Grace Adagba as Chairman while Paul Ebe, Prince Andy Uwouku and Okpeh Mathias Ugwoke are members with Dr. Joseph Jande as Secretary.
Some appointments were also made into the Deputy Governor’s Office.
They include: Hon. Sonni Adapoyi – PSA to the Governor on Administration in the office, Hon. Ms Duniya Agbo – PSA to the Governor on Protocol, Mrs. Onyowoicho T Onumajuru – PSA to the Governor on Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr. Adeyi Ode – PSA to the Governor on Statistics and Data Analysis, Mr. Eric Ameh – SSA on Administration and Hon. Owoicho Obla – P A to Deputy Governor
Others are Hon. Godwin Obaje – SSA to the Governor on Finance and Logistics, Hon. Emmanuel Ochiogbo – SA on Transport, Hon. Linus Ejilogo – SSA Community Relations, Hon. Joy Ameh – SSA to the Wife of the Deputy Governor on Administration, Hon. Nora Odeh – SA to Deputy Governor’s Wife together with Jane Okwori – PA to Deputy Governor’s Wife.
According to the statement, Governor Alia believes the appointed persons who are carefully selected based on their past records of service and worth of experience, will be able to deliver in the key agencies assigned.
He charges them to permanently put the state first in all their official engagements.
He congratulates and wishes the new appointees a fruitful stay in the office.