Despite protests from Benue chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governor Hyacinth Alia has sworn-in local government caretaker committee
The ceremony, which started on Monday night, crossed over to Tuesday morning.
Governor Alia advised the 21 council chairmen to justify the confidence reposed in them.
He advised them to be accountable and transparent while carrying out their responsibilities.
Out of the 23 local governments in Benue State, only 21 were administered oaths of office, as two—Obi and Agatu LGAs-were not cleared by the House of Assembly.
Those who took oaths of office were: Hon. Onazi Agbese Charles for Ado local government; Hon. Ochayi Alidu for Apa local government; Hon. Agber Iorkyaan for Buruku local government; Hon. Agber Tavershima Abraham for Gboko local government; Hon. Simon Unongo for Guma Local government; and Hon. Agbo Comfort for Gwer-East local government.
Others were: Hon. Henry Agba for Gwer-West; Hon. Francis Zanzan for Katsina-ala Local Government; Hon. Philip Achua for Konshisha Local Government; Rev. Mark Teryila Hule for Kwande Local Government; Rev. Jonathan Iorliam Adagbe for Logo Local Government and Hon. James Dwem for Makurdi Local Government.
Also sworn in were Hon. Okoh Joseph for Ogbadibo Local Government; Hon. Samson Okoh for Ohimini Local Government; Hon.Onyilo Douglas Omale for Okpokwu Local Government; Hon. Alfred Oketa Omakwu for Otukpo Local Government and Hon. Roy Terna Ashirga for Tarka Local Government; Hon. Alex Avakaa for Ushongo Local Government and Rev. Haanongon Gideon for Ukum local government.