Benue: Gov Alia begins work, inspects govt facilities unannounced

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By Ochogwu Sunday

The Governor of Benue State, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia Tuesday began work with intense inspection of activities at the Benue State Secretariat Complex, Makurdi.

The governor, who took the oath of office on Monday, visited the Secretariat unannounced and was taken round the two storey building housing offices of state agencies and parastatals by the Head of Service, Veronica Onyeke.

He expressed total displeasure at the level to which government files, furniture, and other valuable property at the Secretariat were torn, defaced and left unkempt by workers.

Governor Alia was also at the State Ministry of Works, where he was conducted round by the Permanent Secretary, John Umoor, after which he expressed disappointment at how dilapidated parts of the ministry were.

He also discovered with dismay that all vehicles and other machines belonging to the ministry were moved out with traces of vehicle tyres visibly left on ground.

Alia further moved to Benue Printing and Publishing Company (publishers of the Voice Newspaper), he also visited the Benue Centre for Enterprises Development and Innovation (BENCEDI), and National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism.

He said all buildings belonging to the government are very important because they are a representation of that government; therefore, both the buildings and the people who are working in those buildings need to be clean and well-kept.

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