Ortom swears-in new solicitor-general, calls for synergy for improved service delivery

Nigerian Concord

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, today, at the Benue People’s House, Makurdi, sworn in Barr Simon Chuzy Egede, MON, the new state Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice with a charge on the new appointee to create effective synergy between the directors in the ministry of Justice as well as the judiciary to ensure improved service delivery in the state.

He also wants him to immediately settle down and lead his team of legal counsels in handling the court cases that have piled up in the state due to the corona virus that occasioned the lock-down of the courts.

Chuzy Egede, one time executive secretary, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) takes over from the late Mrs Christy Anagende, who passed on 17th May, 2020.

Governor Ortom, who was represented by his deputy, Engr Benson Abounu describes Egede as “a consummate administrator, a diligent interpreter of the law”, and a dedicated, tireless, and loyal officer, who carries out assignments with distinction. He enthused that he will use his cognate experience garnered over the years in different areas at the state and national levels to impact positively in the Benue judiciary.

Responding, the new Solicitor-General and permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, thanked Governor Ortom, his deputy, Engr Abounu, and the Benue State judiciary for the opportunity given him to serve the people. He expressed copious thanks to the governor for the honour done the Ufia people and promised to discharge his duties with all diligence and faithfulness.