June 10, 2024

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Benue gov nominates 17 as commissioners

Benue State house of assembly is to commence screening of 17 nominated as commissioners, beginning Thursday, following the formal receipt of 17 communication to that effect from the governor, Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia on Tuesday.

In a statement, chief press secretary to the governor, Kula Tersoo, Alia released list of 17 commissioner-nominees, 17 names of Special Advisers and 24 names of Special Assistants.

The release of commissioner nominees is coming after pressure from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party through its publicity secretary, Bemgba Iortyom who accused the governor of breaching the constitution by not releasing names of commissioner nominees to the state assembly within 60 days.

Press Secretary to assembly speaker Raphael Akume in a composite statement posted on his verified Facebook wall also acknowledged the names of 17 commissioners sent to the assembly.

Akume said,  “Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly Aondona Dajoh today (Tuesday)  at plenary read a letter from the Governor of Benue state, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia conveying three additional names for commissioner-nominees.

The list of commissioner nominees are Joyce Luga – Gboko, Barr. Omale Omale Apa,  Dr. Yanmar M. Ortese  – Guma, Rev (Dr) Frederick Inky Alan – Gwer-West, Ugwu Odoh – Ogbadibo,  Kwaghba Amande –  Katsina-Ala, Matthew Aboh – Ukum, Tiza –  Imojime Buruku and Aondowase Kunde  – Konshisha

Others are Prof. Jonah Ogbaji  – Oju,  Martin Shaager –  Ushongo, Michael Oglegba  – Otukpo, Ann Itodo –  Okpokwu, Fidelis Mnyim –  Makurdi, Terkimbi Ikyange – Ushongo,  Alumo Orpin – Tarka and Nick Eworo- Obi.

Special Advisers are Arc. Eric Adikwu,  Alex Adingi,  Dr. Kaalu Akerkpev, Terngu Gwanger,  Mercy Nyamkyume,  Dr. Aondona Mkor, Joe Har,  Denis Akura and Benedict Akombo. There are also  Fidelis Unongo, Iyoo Gbondo, Prince Ugese Orshi, Sam Yua, Mark Ochoga, Peter Ogilagwu, Yusuf Suleiman Elaigwu and Scholastica T. Awuhe Ben-Sor

Special assistants are Simeon Yongo,  Julie Obeta, Jonathan Lahave, Idris Ojigbiri, Zipporah Adzege, David Sixtus Agbanyi, Michael Mfater Kaha (El-Stuffy, Sunday Shizum  and Dennis Umbur, as well as Harris Tersoo,  Linda Ene Agada, Dorcas Faerem, Member Achihi Dekera, Chief Isaac Edo Onwu, Akaa Manasseh, Ordue Uyoo, Tertseagh Afere, Apeku Marshall and Richard Dzugweve.

There are also Christiana Sana, Stone Eje Eyikwaje, Paul Vershima Ishom, Sunday Ekas and Francis S. Emeor.