Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Wednesday swore in a new commissioner for Health and Human Services in the state, Dr Emmanuel Ikwulono.
Ikwulono took over from Dr Sunday Ongbado, who resigned his position last week.
The state government in a statement released on Wednesday, acknowledged the importance of the health ministry to healthcare delivery, especially amidst the outbreak of Coronavirus.
He noted that the ministry can nor be left without a commissioner for too long.
Ortom in his statement described the new commissioner as a good replacement for the outgone commissioner, he added that Ikwulono’s appointment is based on merit and competence.
He also charged health practitioners in the state to give attention to other health challenges in the state aside from the coronavirus pandemic such as diabetes, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid among others.
The Benue State Governor also charged all stakeholders to work together with the commissioner for enhanced service delivery in the health sector, also advised people of the state to always check their health status to enable them to manage their system better.
Ikwulono while speaking on his appointment expressed appreciation to the governor for finding him worthy to serve the state as commissioner and pledged not to betray the confidence reposed in him.