In a move to enhance disaster response and emergency management in Benue State, Governor Hyacinth Iormem Alia has appointed James Aondoakaa Iorpuu as the Acting Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

The announcement was made by Sir Tersoo Kulas, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.

Effective immediately, Iorpuu assumes this crucial role, bringing his wealth of experience and expertise to the task of overseeing emergency management efforts within the state. Prior to his appointment, Iorpuu served as the Director of Sports at the Ministry of Sports and Youth Development.

The decision to appoint Iorpuu is seen as a strategic move by the Benue State government to bolster the effectiveness and efficiency of SEMA in handling emergency situations. With his background in sports management, Iorpuu brings a unique skill set that can be leveraged to address emergencies in a well-coordinated and timely manner.

Governor Alia expressed confidence in Iorpuu’s ability to lead SEMA, citing his outstanding track record of service and dedication to duty.

The governor emphasized the importance of disaster preparedness and response, stating that Iorpuu’s appointment is part of the government’s commitment to protecting the lives and property of the people of Benue State.

SEMA plays a crucial role in disaster risk reduction, response, and recovery efforts in the state. It is responsible for coordinating emergency operations, providing relief assistance, and facilitating the rehabilitation of affected communities in the aftermath of natural or man-made disasters. Iorpuu’s appointment is expected to strengthen SEMA’s capacity to fulfill its mandate effectively.

The newly appointed Acting Executive Secretary expressed his gratitude to Governor Alia for the opportunity to serve the people of Benue State in this vital role. He acknowledged the challenges ahead but pledged to work tirelessly to ensure that SEMA operates at the highest level of professionalism and delivers prompt and efficient assistance during emergencies.

As Iorpuu assumes his new position, the public anticipates his immediate impact in enhancing disaster management strategies, improving coordination with relevant stakeholders, and implementing proactive measures to mitigate the impact of emergencies in Benue State. His tenure as Acting Executive Secretary holds the potential to elevate the state’s emergency response capabilities, safeguarding the well-being of the good people of Benue State.

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