Governor Samuel Ortom has approved the appointment of Mr Ben. Agande as General Manager, Benue Printing and Publishing Corporation, BPPC, publishers of The Voice newspaper.
Mr Agande takes over from Mr Philip Anza who has been redeployed as Principal Special Assistant to the Governor on Commercial Enterprises.
Secretary to the Benue State Government, Professor Anthony Ijohor, SAN, has already issued a letter of appointment to the new BPPC General Manager, which takes effect from January 27, 2020.
Before his appointment, Mr Agande held various positions among which are:
i. Senior Correspondent, Vanguard newspaper in charge of North Western states of Kaduna, Katsina and Zamfara till the date of his new appointment.
ii. State House Correspondent, Vanguard Newspapers – Sept, 2006- February, 2009 and later from November 2012 to July 2015.
iii. National Assembly Correspondent, Vanguard Newspapers – 1999 to Oct, 2005 and later from March 2010 to November, 2012.
iv. Chief Press Secretary, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, (NESREA) – February 2009 –March, 2010.
- Special Assistant to the Governor of Benue State on media – Oct, 2005 – August, 2006.
v. Political Correspondent, Nigerian Tribune, Abuja, – March 1998 – May, 1999.
vi. Senior Reporter, The Monitor Newspapers, Abuja – 1997 – March, 1998.
vii. Reporter, The Nigerian Herald (based in Abuja) -1996-September, 1997.