Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has appointed Mrs Veronica Onyeke, as the new Head of Service (HOS) for the state civil service.
Onyeke, by this appointment announced on Thursday, becomes the first female to head the civil service in the state.
She hails from Ogbadibo Local Government Area of the state and until her present elevation was Permanent Secretary in the office of the Deputy Governor.
The governor, in statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, noted that the new HOS takes over from Engineer George Ede who is to proceed on retirement.
Onyeke now holds the record of becoming the first female substantive Head of Service since the creation of the 42-year-old state.