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Gov. Ortom Picks Ex-Guber Aspirant As New Chief Of Staff



On Saturday, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom announced Tivlumun Nyitse, a previous governorship candidate, as his new Chief of Staff.

This comes after Terwase Orbunde, his previous Chief of Staff, resigned from the position on Friday to run for Governor of Benue in 2023.


Governor Ortom’s appointees, including commissioners, heads of parastatals, aides, his Chief Press Secretary, and Chief of Staff, have resigned, according to KemiFilaniNews.

The appointees resigned to focus on their political goals in 2023.


Governor Ortom reaffirmed his earlier directive for all his appointees at the Benue People’s House, Makurdi, on September 15th, 2021, during a meeting with top government appointees including Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Head of Service, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, as well as Principal Special Assistants.

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Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, Commissioner of Education, Terver Akase, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, are among those who have resigned. Others are Commissioner PST. Ojotu Ojema, Commissioner Youth & Sports Development, Engr Dondo Ahire, Commissioner for Water Resources & Environment, Hon. Michael Awange, SSA Urban Development, Hon. Ikuran P. Abul, SSA Youth Mobilization, James Igbudu, SSA Media & ICT, Rt. Hon. Sule Audu, PSA Investment, and Andrew Ayabam, Chairman Benue Internal Revenue Service.


Nyitse’s appointment is effective immediately, according to the Governor’s statement.

Hon. Bemsen Agugu, PSA on Rural Electrification, Hon. Vera Akua, PSA on Politics, Hon. Anthony Ibu, SSA on Abuja Liaison, Hon. Ngunan Addingi, Commissioner for Information

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