Benue: House Of Assembly Confirms Ortom’s Commissioner Nominees
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State/File Photo

The Benue House of Assembly has confirmed the 15 commissioner nominees sent to it by Governor Samuel Ortom, Concise News reports.

The confirmation followed eight hours of intense screening of the nominees by the lawmakers during plenary on Thursday.

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The nominees are; Mr Michael Gusa, Mr David Olofu, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, Mr Bernard Unenge, Mr Dennis Ogbu, Mr Merga Kachina, Mrs Ladi Isegbe, Mrs Ngunan Adingi.

Others are; Mr Ongbabo Elaigwu, Mr Alexander Shaapera, Mr Timothy Ijir, Mr Joshua Ahire, Mr Oyiwona Emmanuel, Mrs Igirgi Nyiazungwe and Mr Dzungwe Ukaha.

Seven of the nominees served in the first tenure of Ortom as commissioners.

Confirming the commissioners, the Speaker, Mr Titus Uba, commended the governor for the calibre of people he selected to serve as commissioners in his administration.

Also, the lawmakers confirmed the appointment of Mr Andrew Ayabam as the new Chairman of the state Board of Internal Revenue Services (BIRS).

Ayabam had served in similar capacity under former Governor Gabriel Suswam.

Meanwhile, Terver Akase, Governor Ortom’s spokesperson has said that a new Chairman of Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has not been appointed.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, Akase debunked the news doing the rounds in some section of the media.