Benue State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Ode Ageh, is to lead a committee to be set up to draw up a comprehensive framework for the implementation of a programme to change the values and orientation of the people of the state.

Benue State Executive Council made the resolution at its fifth meeting on Wednesday.

The council, presided over by Governor Samuel Ortom, took the decision while accepting a memo submitted by the Ministry of Information and Orientation.

It noted that the program was a multi-sectoral one which should involve as many stakeholders relevant to the delivery on set goals.

The committee which has the Commissioner of Information and Orientation as chairman, has his colleagues in the Ministries of Arts, Culture, and Tourism; Industry, Trade and Investment; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Youth and Sports, as well as Women Affairs.

Also in the committee are Special Advisers on Ethics and Value Orientation, Media and ICT; Politics, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Small and Medium Enterprises; Labour and Employment as well as Religion and Civil Society Organizations.

The council directed the other exco committees already set up on various other issues to submit their reports latest at the next meeting for action to commence on them.

It reiterated that prominent sons and daughters of the state would be hosted to a meeting on 18th September, 2015 at which the Governor would give a briefing on his activities since assumption of office and also give posthumous honors to the late Governors Aper Aka and Rev Father Moses Adasu.

The council also resolved to hold a special retreat to by addressed by Bro Gbile Akanni, a renowned Gboko-based Bible teacher on Monday and Tuesday next week.

The meeting also directed the Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to address the press on the state of affairs at the Bureau on the challenges with payment of salaries at the local government level.


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