Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Tuesday swore in Barrister Kenneth Achabo as his Special Adviser and assigned him to Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
Barrister Achabo who hails from Gwer West Local Government Area replaces Elder Jerome Tor Shimbe who died on September 14 ,in Naka.
While congratulating Barrister Achabo on his appointment, the Governor charged him to work harmoniously with council chairmen for the desired result, even as he also tasked council chairmen to support him to succeed.
He said his appointment was based on merit and competence and reflects his administration’s policy for fair and equitable distribution of political offices.
The Governor charged the appointee to be guided by the principles of accountability, fairness, equity, transparency among others and above all, fear of God in the discharge of his duties.
Governor Ortom also charged other appointees who had taken oath of office to read, reflect and assimilate the covenant they had made with God and humanity, stressing that a breach of it attracts the wrath of God.
Responding, Barr. Kenneth Achabo thanked the Governor for finding him worthy to serve in this capacity and pledged to follow the Governor’s foot steps in order to succeed in his new assignment.