Benue Gov congratulates Akume, Gbajabiamila over appointment


Benue Gov congratulates Akume, Gbajabiamila over appointment

By Bridget Ikyado

Benue State Governor, Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia, congratulates the former Governor of Benue State and Nigeria’s immediate past Minister of Special Duties, Sen. George Akume, over his appointment as the 20th Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In a statment by Mr Kula Tersoo,Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,also congratulated RT. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila who has been appointed as Chief of Staff to the President.

Governor Alia in his message stated that, as a former Permanent Secretary, a two term Governor and a former Senator of the federal republic of Nigeria, Akume has all the required experience that will positively impart president Bola Ahmed Tinubu to succeed in his task to take Nigeria to enviable heights of development.

The governor added that, the new SGF has done a lot for the country in different capacities, through selfless service, both in his home state of Benue and Nigeria at large, saying the appointment is well deserved and has not come to him as a surprise.

He praised the choice of Gbajabiamila as CoS saying as a trained lawyer with enormous experience parliament, the former Speaker will surely fit into the renewed hope agenda, add value to the system.

He appreciated President Tinubu for making history as the first Nigerian president to appoint a Benue man in such a high-ranking position as the Secretary to the Government of the federation (SGF), saying Nigeria will gain more with this appointment.

“On behalf of the good people of Benue State, and the entire members of our great party, the APC, I pray that God will grant Akume the grace to grow in good health as he renders more service to our party, our home state of Benue and Nigeria in general,” the governor concluded.