Gov Alia sets 2 commissions of inquiries to probe Ortom’s administration

By Henry Ibya, Makurdi

Benue State governor, Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia has charged members of the judicial commission of inquiry into the income and expenditure of Benue State Government between May 29 2015- 2023 and another judicial commission of inquiry into the sales/ lease of government assets, companies and markets at both the state and local government areas within the same period to discharge their duties with responsibility to avoid lapses.

He argued that the future of Benue as a state depends largely on the prudent management of its resources, assuring that his administration would ensure that all monies expended serve the collective purpose which is to take the state to greater heights.

Responding separately, the Chairman of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Income and Expenditure of the Benue State Government 2015-2023, Justice Taiwo Taiwo (Rtd), as well as that of the Sale/lease of Government Assets, Companies and Markets, Justice Apollos Paul Idi (Rtd), all expressed their readiness to work in line with the terms of reference given them.

They equally promised to do their best to come up with recommendations that will help government to move the state forward.

* Governor Alia

The Commission of Inquiry on the Income and Expenditure of Government Funds from May 2015- May 2023, has Hon. Justice Taiwo Taiwo Rtd as the Chairman, with Chief John Ochoga, Henry Tor, Tom Ujah, Ode Igbade Nick, Iorpenda Tarnguhar and Terfa Gbande, as members, while Barr. Ajinge Sar, Dr. Abraham Gberindyer serve as Government Counsel and Secretary.

The other commission of inquiry on the Sale of Assets, Companies and Markets from 2015-2023, has Hon. Justice Apollos Paul Idi,Rtd as the Chairman, with Clement Nenge Beetse, John Ogah, Dr. Terungwa Adzende and Hon. Abraham Atotse as members while Victor Nyamtamen and John Edigbo serve as Government Council and Secretary, respectively.

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