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Ortom appoints first female head of service


By Juliet Odey
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has appointed Mrs Veronica Onyeke, as the new Head of Service (HOS) for the state civil service.
Mrs Onyeke, according to the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, is the first female head of state in Benue, since the creation of the state in 1967.
She hails from Ogbadibo Local Government Area of the state.
Until her elevation, Mrs Onyeke was a Permanent Secretary in the office of the Deputy Governor.
She takes over from Engineer George Ede who is to proceed on retirement.
Onyeke has become the first female substantive Head of Service since the creation of Benue in 1976.
The governor urged the new HoS to be committed to her duties, stressing that the oath she had taken was a commitment to God and humanity.

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