By Sunday Iduh
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has warned that his administration does not tolerate diversion of public funds and other forms of corruption. He said every resources are meant to be used judiciously and for the purposes it was meant for.
He gave the warning during the swearing in ceremony of newly appointed Permanent Secretary, member, Benue State Civil Service Commission and inauguration of chairmen and members of Benue State University Governing Council; Benue State University Teaching Hospital; School of Health Technology, Agasha and Muslims Pilgrim Welfare Board at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi.
The governor maintained that issues of accountability, transparency, fairness are his core values and urged them to deploy same in the course of discharging their duties.
He charged government appointees to be wary of people who come to them to collect money in his name, as he will never be party to such practice, stating that such people should be reported to him.
According to the governor, “your appointment is intended to add value and enhance general service delivery to the state. You have been given the opportunity to serve the state at a very challenging moment. I urge you to bring your vast experience to bear in your various assignments and be upright.”
The oath of office and allegiance was administered on the newly appointed Permanent Secretary, Mary Akua and a Permanent Member, Benue State Civil Service Commission, Bende-Na Nongu by Governor Samuel Ortom.
It was followed by the inauguration of Benue State University Governing Board with Chief Sebastian Hon, SAN, as Chairman. The Governing Council of the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi is headed by Dr Omale Obiokpa
The Governing Board, School of Health Technology, Agasha has Dr Stephen Hwande as Chairman, while Alhaji Musa Abdullahi, popularly known as Musa Plateau is Chairman, Benue State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board.
Responding on behalf of the appointees, Chief Sebastian Hon, SAN, expressed appreciation to God and the governor for finding them worthy to serve. He assured him and the people of the state that they will deliver on their mandate.