The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has promised the people of Benue state of accountability in public service, he affirmed that the state government is ready to prosecute any government official found to be involved in corruption.
Governor Ortom stated this while swearing in the Chairman and Commissioners of Local Government Service Commission, as well as a member of the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission, BSIEC.
The Benue state governor also inaugurated the Benue State Planning Commission with him as Chairman and his Deputy, Engineer Benson Abounu, as Alternate Chairman.
Governor Ortom charged government officials to stay away from corruption in their activities. He claimed that transparency could make public officials free from prosecution when they leave the office.
He cautioned public officials involved in illicit acts to turn a new leaf or face consequences of their actions.
The Benue State Governor called on the Chairman of the Local Government Service Commission to work tirelessly to produce the authentic staff list at the third tier of government in order to eliminate ghost names from the payroll and pave way for greater employment opportunities.
Governor Ortom called for the sanitisation process going on at the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, to be replicated in the Unified Local Government Service to enhance performance.
Dr Bem Melladu, while speaking on behalf of the Local Government Service Commission, commended the Governor for duty given them, he promised that they will deliver as expected of them.
Hon. Terkaa Mamwoo, Ochekliye Adugba, Nyigba Godwin and Dr. Tsetim Ayargwer were sworn-in as Commissioners of the Local Government Service Commission while Mr. Sunday Agbaji took oath as a member of BSIEC.