By Titus Atondu, Makurdi
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has sworn-in the new Special Adviser Bureau of local government and chieftaincy affairs (BLGCA), Barrister Kenneth Achabo to fill the vacuum created by the death of late Elder Jerome Torshimbe in his administration.
Achabo was appointed to replace Mr. Jerome Torshimbe who died last month, on the 14th September 2020, after a brief illness.
Govvernor Ortom performed the swearing in ceremony on Tuesday at Government Home Makurdi, congratulated Barr. Kenneth for the opportunity given to him to serve the state in the exalted capacity.
He explained that his appointment was based on his experience, sound character and professionalism as well as the desire to adhere to fair play and equity in the service of the Benue people.
Ortom noted that joining the team will offer him an opportunity to contribute his quota to the complex and sensitive assignments that he will be faced with.
He further stated stated that his administration is anchored on transparency, accountability, justice, fairness, humility, discipline, forgiveness, peace, unity amongst others and urged him to imbibe these core values for the development and best service delivery to the Benue people.
“You should be prepared to make sacrifices where necessary to be able to achieve the desired goals. We must all join hands to fight corruption for the benefit of all.” Ortom stressed.
He also cautioned the people especially friends and relatives not to over burden him with requests and demands beyond his earnings so he does not resort to cutting corners to meet their demands.
Responding, Barr. Kenneth Achabo thanked Governor Ortom for finding him worthy among many qualified Benue People to occupy the position.
He pledged not to disappoint the Government of Benue State by discharging his constitutional duties inline with with the oath he took during his swearing in.