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Gov. Ortom Denies Act Of Illegal Recruitment To Suswam

Gov. Ortom Denies Act Of Illegal Recruitment To Suswam
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has denied an acussation of him attributing the 2011 illegal employment in the state to his predecessor, Gabriel Suswam.

Benue State government was reacting to the information being circulated over the government house that Governor Ortom yesterday attributed the 2011 illegal employment discovered in the Benue State Local Government system to Suswam.

Tahav Argezua, who's the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and ICT, said that the words of his client was misquoted and misunderstood.

He said:- 
“While responding to a caller on the Harvest FM radio program, Democracy and the People, Governor Ortom did explain that local government staff employed in 2011 had problems because their appointments were illegally made.

“He neither mentioned the name of his predecessor nor attributed the employment to him.

“In fact, a verification committee found out that Governor Suswam did not approve the recruitment of such staff which would have made the classification of their employment illegal.

“The Governor’s approval was needed to validate the appointments of his staffs and ministers.

However, Governor Ortom also made an announcement during the radio programme that he had directed the compilation of names of retired local government staff so that they could be replaced with some of those employed in 2011.

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