In a decisive move, the Executive Governor of Benue State, Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia, has recently approved the appointment of Emmanuel Terlumun Agema as the Acting Chairman of the Benue State Internal Revenue Service (BIRS). This significant appointment marks a new chapter in the administration’s commitment to enhancing the state’s revenue generation and financial management.

Emmanuel Terlumun Agema assumes this position, succeeding Mrs. Mimi Orubibi, who was earlier relieved of her duties by the governor. With an impressive background and wealth of experience, Agema is well-equipped to lead the BIRS into a prosperous future.

Continuing the wave of fresh appointments, Governor Alia has also appointed Dr. Jerome Andohol as the Acting Director General of the Benue State Planning Commission. Driven by his passion for economic development, Dr. Andohol has been entrusted with the responsibility to shape and guide the future planning strategies of the state.

Dr. Jerome Andohol brings a diverse professional history to his new role. Having previously served at the Benue State House of Assembly and contributed to the Benue State Planning Commission, he currently holds a position as a lecturer at the Economics Department of the prestigious Benue State University, Makurdi. This extensive experience enables Dr. Andohol to offer valuable insights and expertise in his new capacity.

Recognizing the importance of a robust and efficient team, Governor Alia has made notable appointments to serve in the office of his deputy, Barr. Sam Ode. These individuals are expected to play integral roles in supporting the deputy governor in fulfilling his duties effectively.

Governor Alia’s Chief Press Secretary, Sir Tersoo Kula, further announced the following appointments:

With a wealth of experience and proven leadership abilities, Barr Musa Suleiman Ujor has been entrusted with the role of Deputy Chief of Staff. In this position, he will provide essential support and contribute to the efficient functioning of the office of the deputy governor.

Recognizing the significance of effective communication, Governor Alia has appointed Iorshagher Ikyereve as the Press Secretary to the office of the Deputy Governor. Armed with exceptional communication skills, Ikyereve will play a pivotal role in disseminating accurate and timely information to the public on behalf of the deputy governor’s office.

Governor Alia has also appointed Lawrence Ogwuche as the Deputy Private Secretary, an essential position that requires utmost professionalism and discretion. Ogwuche’s dedication and commitment will contribute to the smooth operation of the office of the deputy governor.

All appointees have been urged by the governor to serve the people of Benue State diligently. These appointments reflect the governor’s confidence in their abilities and his expectation for them to fulfill their duties with the highest level of competence and integrity.

These recent appointments signify the government’s commitment to progress, effective leadership, and efficient service delivery. As these individuals assume their respective roles, they are entrusted with the responsibility to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and dedication. The governor has expressed his confidence in the newly appointed officials and expects them to justify this trust through their exemplary service to the people of Benue State. These appointments serve as a demonstration to the governor’s commitment to assembling a capable and dedicated team that will work tirelessly to fulfill the government’s Strategic Development Plan for a Greater Benue State.

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