From Juliana Agbo, Benue
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has approved the appointment of Dr Bem Meladu, as the Acting Secretary to the State Government until further notice.
Before his appointment, Dr Melladu was the Special Adviser to the Governor on Economic Investment.
The letter conveying the appointment was signed by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Honourable Terwase Orbunde.
A statement signed by the Adviser to the Governor on Media and ICT, Mr Terhev Agerzua, said the appointment followed the ill health of the substantive Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Targema Takema.
The Chief of Staff also conveyed Governor Ortom’s directive deploying Dr Benjamin Teryima Ashaver, Special Adviser on Revenue and Taxation, to cover his colleague at Special Duties office.