Benue: Gov Alia sacks Ortom’s appointees, gives four other tough directives

Benue State Governor, Fr Hyacinth Alia has nullified all recent appointments into the State Civil Service made by the immediate past administration of former governor, Samuel Ortom.

The Governor also gave other directives, reversing some promotions, postings and transfers made by the outgone administration.

The directives were contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sir Tersoo Kula.

According to the statement, the Governor also directed that civil servants who have retired but still in their respective offices to vacate with immediate effect.

The statement reads, “His Excellency the Executive Governor of Benue State, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, has directed as follows:

“All recent appointments into the State Civil Service made by the outgone administration from May 2022 to date are hereby nullified with immediate effect.

“All those who have retired but are yet to vacate their offices or duty post either because of extension or contract appointment are to proceed on retirement forthwith.

“All Civil Servants due for retirement but are yet to tender their letters of retirement or notice of retirement should do so forthwith and proceed on retirement immediately.

“All Civil Servants and or persons appointed Permanent Secretaries from the month of January 2023 to date should revert to their previous positions forthwith.

“All the postings and transfers made in the state civil service from October 2022, to date are hereby nullified. The affected staff should revert to their former ranks, or stations or offices with immediate effect.”

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