Senator Udende appoints 63 aides to deliver democratic dividends


By Olugbenga Salami

In a bid to deliver dividends of democracy to his people and reduce unemployment among them, the senator representing Benue North East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Emmanuel Udende, has approved the appointment of 17 additional aides.

The latest appointment, which takes immediate effect by Senator Udende, who is the chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes, has brought the total number of his aides to 63.

The new appointees, according to a statement issued on Thursday and made available to our correspondent in Abuja, are Wuaga Joseph Iorsuur; Yiman Amih; Dominic Mbaadega; Joseph Agyo; Bough Oraduen; Igbaukum James; Zakaa Terfa Moses; John Tion Iyo; Shatan Shamo; Terungwa Kaahar; Musa Idi; Richard Terfa Ayoosu; Benedict Aondoakura Nyiyongo; Terver Shaakaa; Terfa Per Adôôr; Torbee Terhemen Philip and Moses Achinbee Ihyoor.

The statement, signed by the lawmaker’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Iorngaem, congratulated the new aides on their appointment and urged them to put in their best to justify the confidence he has reposed in them, in helping him to deliver democratic dividends to the people.

Senator Udende had recently moved the Senate to pass a resolution on the continued and unprovoked killings by herdsmen in Benue State.

The Senate had urged the Service Chiefs and heads of other security agencies to, as a matter of urgency, deploy security personnel to address the continuing and ongoing attacks by armed terrorists parading as herdsmen on communities in Kwande, Ukum, Logo, and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas of the state to flush them out and restore normalcy to the affected communities.

It also called for investment in surveillance technology and equipment to detect and prevent future attacks in the state and across the country.

The Red Chamber equally called for a review of the security architecture in the affected areas to forestall the continuous attacks.

It also urged the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to immediately mobilise relief materials for the people displaced by these attacks in Kwande, Ukum, Logo, and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas of Benue State.