Governor Samuel Ortom has congratulated the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Sen. George Akume on his appointment and inauguration.
This was contained in a statement on Friday signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Mr Terver Akase and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi.
Ortom expressed confidence in the ability of Akume to excel in his ministerial responsibilities and urged him to use his public service experience to gear on his duties.
“As an illustrious son of Benue, I wish to identify with you, and I am optimistic that your new appointment will open a new vista of greater service for the development of our dear state and the nation in general,” he said.
The governor also prayed to God to grant Akume good health and wisdom to effectively pioneer the affairs of the ministry.
NAN reports that Akume was on Wednesday inaugurated along with 42 other ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Abuja by President Mohammadu Buhari.