Governor Alia Inaugurates Local Government Caretaker Chairmen
—Charges them to Lead with Integrity, Fairness
The Governor of Benue State, Rev Fr Hyacinth Iormem Alia has inaugurated local government Caretaker Chairmen with a charge on them to lead with integrity, transparency and fairness.
Performing the exercise Tuesday, December 05, 2023 at New Banquet Hall, Government House Makurdi, Governor Alia said the primary duty of the caretaker chairmen was to serve the people, to be their voice and to advocate for their needs.
The Governor continued that their role was not merely administrative, but also a chance to make a difference in the lives of the people they represent.
He advised the chairmen to be guided by the principles of good governance, transparency and accountability at all times, and also rise above limitations, break barriers and bring about positive change in the state.
The Governor congratulated those inaugurated and wished them Godspeed in their work, even as he promised that due processes would be followed to ensure the early inauguration of the remaining chairmen.
Responding on behalf of the newly inaugurated Chairmen, the Caretaker Chairman for Konshisha, LGA, Hon. Philip Achua thanked the Governor for finding them worthy of appointment as Caretaker Chairmen.
He promised that they would work diligently in line with the seven point agenda of Governor Hyacinth Alia and also replicate his good style of governance in their various local government areas.
Those inaugurated include; Hon. Onazi Agbese Charles for Ado local government, Hon. Ochayi Alidu for Apa local government, Hon. Agber Iorkyaan for Buruku Local Government, Hon. Agber Tavershima Abraham for Gboko Local Government, Hon. Simon Unongo for Guma Local Government, and Hon. Agbo Comfort for Gwer – East Local Government.
Others are Hon. Henry Agba for Gwer-West, Hon. Francis Zanzan for Katsina-ala Local Government, Hon. Philip Achua for Konshisha Local Government, Rev. Mark Teryila Hule for Kwande Local Government, Rev. Jonathan Iorliam Adagbe for Logo Local Government, and Hon. James Dwem for Makurdi Local Government.
Also sworn in were Hon. Okoh Joseph for Ogbadibo Local Government, Hon. Samson Okoh for Ohimini Local Government, Hon.Onyilo Douglas Omale for Okpokwu Local Government, Hon. Alfred Omakwu Oketa for Otukpo Local Government, and Hon. Roy Terna Ashirga for Tarka Local Government.
Hon. Alex Avakaa for Ushongo Local Government, Rev. Haanongon Gideon for Ukum local government.