The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday, inaugurated 12 new Permanent Secretaries (PS) in the state.
The governor urged the newly-inaugurated secretaries to be selfless in service delivery for the development of the State.
During the inauguration, the governor charged them not to betray the trust reposed in them but work in accordance with the Civil Service rules.
Governor Ortom who noted that the Permanent Secretaries were appointed based on their career, other relevant qualification, discipline and commitment to duty, said the appointment also reflects fair representation.
Ortom revealed that the state now has a total of 23 Permanent Secretaries comprising seven from zone A, with Zone B and C having Eight each.
“You have been chosen out of many others that are qualified for this appointment because we believe that you will live up to the expectations of your office as well as stand out as role models.
” It is our hope that you will not betray this trust. Therefore, you should be guided by the fact that to whom much is given much is expected.
“Your loyalty and total commitment to duty and adherence to our philosophy of total abhorrence for corruption, indiscipline and all the negative tendencies that weigh the State down must be your guiding principles,” Ortom added.
Those inaugurated included: Apir-Ityu Ayaka, Stephen Abagi, Samuel Orchir, John Umoor and Felicia Alubo.
Others are: Rhoda Gum, Chia Ikuluke, Stephen Adah , John Akume, Margaret lkpe, Frank Usa Adi and Tor Moses Leva .
Speaking on behalf of the new PS, Mr Apir-Ityu Ayaka, promised they would do their best while discharging their duties.