Benue Governor Samuel Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom has appointed Veronica Onyeke as the new Benue State Head of Service.

Onyeke, who takes over from George Ede who is to proceed on retirement, become the first female substantive Head of Service since the creation of Benue in 1976.

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The governor’s media aide Terver Akase confirmed this appointment on Thursday.

Until her elevation, Onyeke, who hails from Ogbadibo local government area of the north-central state, was a Permanent Secretary in the office of the Deputy Governor.