By Matthew Ajai-Kume
Governor Samuel Ortom has charged his new special Adviser on Local government and chieftaincy Affairs, Barr. Kenneth Achabo to shun corrupt practices and concentrate on contributing his quota to the development of Benue State.
The governor gave the charge at the swearing of the new adviser at the Banquet hall of the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi.
Barrister Achabo takes over from the late Jerome Torshimbe who was buried last week.
“If I tell you to do any wrong thing ,please tell me, Governor no” the governor said.
The Governor urged the Special Adviser to contribute his quota to the development of the state as well as work in harmony with Council Chairmen and other stakeholders.
He directed the Director of Protocol, Benue People’s House, Makurdi to make available to the Adviser, a copy of the Oath he took, to enable him to frequently recite as he steer the affairs of the bureau accordingly .
The Governor appealed to the people not to make unnecessary demands that can lead the new Special Adviser to temptations.
He assured the Special Adviser of his absolute support, and called on his Commissioners, Chairmen of Local Government Areas, Traditional Rulers and all to cooperate with the Adviser to succeed.
Governor Ortom assured the people of the state of his administration’s commitment to providing democratic dividends for the good of all while calling for greater support from all to succeed
Responding, the Special Adviser for Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barr. Kenneth Achabo thanked Governor Ortom, his Wife, Dr. Eunice Ortom, the Deputy Governor and all for making it possible for his appointment as a Special Adviser
Barr. Achabo promised to follow the footsteps of his late predecessor even as he assured the Governor of total loyalty and support to his administration to succeed.
Barrister Achabo hails from Mbapa Council Ward of Gwer West Local Government Area.