Benue: Ortom reshuffles cabinet

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Governor Ortom: restructures cabinet

By Nicholas Dechi/Makurdi

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has done  a cabinet reshuffling  and restructuring  with Commissioner of Youths and Sports, Mr Lawrence Onoja, moving over to the Ministry of Information and Orientation.

His former ministry was restructured into Bureau of Sports and Youth Development.

Mr Tahav Agerzua, Special Adviser on Media and ICT, said  the Bureau for Land and Survey is now the Ministry for Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals.

He said  eight commissioners retained their ministries, while the four newly sworn-in commissioners were given portfolios .

Dr. Terlumun Utser is in charge of water resources and environment, Mrs. Isegbe Ajene, women affairs and social development, while Joseph Shimaor has been posted to arts, culture and tourism.

Bernard Unenge was posted to the newly created Ministry of Lands, Surveys and Solid Minerals.

Agerzua said  Mr Michael Gusa retained the justice ministry, just like Prof. Dennis Ityavyar will continue his role as commissioner for education, science and technology ministry.

Mr David Olofu, remains  the helmsman at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

Other commissioners left in their beats are Mr James Anbua, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Cecilia Ojabo, Heath and Human Services, Mr Otokpa Onoja, Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Tersoo Kpelai, Industry, Trade and Investment, and Emmanuel Manger, Works, Transport and Energy.

Twelve Special Advisers retained their portfolios, while eight were reassigned. (NAN)

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