Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has appointed Veronica Onyeke as the new Head of Service.
Mrs Onyeke, according to the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, is the first female head of state in Benue, since the creation of the state in 1967.
She hails from Ogbadibo Local Government Area of the state.
Until her elevation, Mrs Onyeke was a Permanent Secretary in the office of the Deputy Governor.
She takes over from Engineer George Ede who is to proceed on retirement.
Onyeke has become the first female substantive Head of Service since the creation of Benue in 1976.