The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has assigned portfolios to commissioners and special advisers.

He made the announcement yesterday at the end of a three-day retreat at the Banquet Hall of the Benue Peoples House.

Special Adviser to the governor on Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua, in a statement listed the portfolios as follows.
1. Ode Ageh — Information and Orientation
2. David Olofu – Finance
3. Michael Gusa – Justice
4. Emmanuel Manger- Works and Transport
5. Nick Wende – Water Resources and Environment
6. Mwuese Mnyim – Women Affairs
7. Professor Dennis Ityavyar – Education, Science and Technology
8. James Anbua – Agriculture
9. Arts, Culture and Tourism – Sekav Iyortyom
10. Youths and Sports – Onoja Lawrence
11. Housing and Urban Development – John Otokpa
12. Industry, Trade and Investment – Dr. Tersoo Kpelai
13. Health and Human Services – Dr. Cecilia Ojabo

1. Employment and Labour Matters — Barr Patricia Kupchi
2. Bureau for Lands and Survey – Professor Jonathan Uever
3. Ethics and Value Orientation – Godwin Idoko
4. Special Duties – Arc Joe Kyaagba
5. Agro Business – Simon Abua Yajir
6. Religious Affair and Civil Society – Rev Joseph Ogezi
7. Gender – Joseph Odaudu
8. Media and ICT – Tahav Agerzua
9. SME’s and Micro Financing – Dr. Austine Idogah
10. Alhaji Isah Usman – Monitoring and Evaluationi
11. Rural Development – Tsenongo Abancha
12. Development Cooperation, MDG’s and NEPAD – Dr. Mrs. Magdalene Dura
13. Research and Strategy – Dr. Adzer Abya
14. Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs- Titus Zam
15. Legislative and Inter-Governmental Affairs- Hon Moses Odu
16. Security – Col Edwin Jando rtd
17. Economic Investment – Dr Bem Melladu
18. Political Affairs – Sarwuan Tarnongu


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