- Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state on Thursday, November 4, made a crucial appointment in his administration
- Ortom appointed Tivlumun Nyitseas, a one-time Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant as his chief of staff
- Nyitseas's appointment as the NEPC's boss was confirmed by Nathaniel Ikyur, Governor Ortom’s chief press secretary
Makurdi - Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has approved the appointment of Tivlumun Nyitse as his chief of staff, The Punch reports.
Nathaniel Ikyur, Ortom's chief press secretary made this known on Thursday, November 4, Nigerian Tribune added.
Recall that the former Chief of Staff, Terwase Orbunde resigned his appointment to pursue political aspirations.
Until his appointment, Nyitse, was a university lecturer, retired permanent secretary and governorship aspirant back in 2019.
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Prominent PDP governor's aide resigns, declares governorship ambition ahead of 2023
According to an earlier report by Legit.ng, the chief press secretary to the Benue state Governor, Terver Akase, tendered his resignation from office in order to focus on his 2023 governorship aspiration.
Akase made this known on Wednesday, September 29, at a press conference held in Makurdi, to unveil his plan for the forthcoming general election. He said that his principal accepted his resignation letter.
He was first among the governor’s aides nursing the 2023 political ambition to resign from office.
He further reeled out his administration’s blueprint to include improving security, health, internally generated revenue, agriculture, governance among others.
Tiv youths to Ortom: If Buhari was a dictator, he would force you to pay salaries, pensions
Meanwhile, the Tiv Youth Council Worldwide has stated that the administration of Governor Samuel Ortom will go down as the worst in the history of Benue and will remain the darkest and inglorious years of the state's evolution.
The group made the statement in reaction to comments by Governor Ortom that the Buhari administration is worse than past military regimes in Nigeria.
The statement which was signed by the president of the Tiv Youth group Hon. Mike Msuaan, and sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, November 2, stated that instead of building the needed synergy like other governors with the federal government, Governor Ortom has continued his blame game.