The governor of Benue State, Hyacinth Alia, has made his first set of appointments.
Mr Alia, a Roman Catholic priest, won the state governorship election in March on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He defeated his closest challenger, Titus Uba of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Uba is also the Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly.
A statement issued Wednesday on the Benue State Government Facebook account named Joseph Alakali, a professor, as Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
Mr Alia appointed Tersoo Kula as Chief Press Secretary (CPS) and Paul Biam as Chief of Staff (CoS), Moses Ode – Head of Service (HoS), and Emmanuel Chenge – Principal Private Secretary (PPS).
The statement was signed by Mr Kula.
Below is the full statement:
31st May 2023
Fr. Alia Announces 3 More Official Appointments
The Executive Governor of Benue State, Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia has announced three more appointments into his administration.
Recall that the Governor had earlier appointed,
Sir Tersoo Kula – Chief Press Secretary (CPS)
Dr. Emmanuel Chenge – Principal Private Secretary (PPS).
Those appointed yesterday include,
Rt. Hon. Paul Biam – Chief of Staff (CoS),
Moses Agbogbo Ode – Head of Service (HoS),
Prof. Joseph Alakali – Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
The appointments take immediate effect. More appointments are expected.
Sir Tersoo Kula,
Chief Press Secretary.”
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