Gov. Gabriel Suswam of Benue on Wednesday sent 12 names to the state House of Assembly for confirmation as commissioners.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the nominees include Alexander Atime, Comfort Ajene, Donald Ugboho, John Tondo, Egbiri Idah, Elizabeth Allagh and Anthony Onuh.
Others are Elizabeth Ugo, Eugene Aliegba, Justin Amase, John Ngbede and Orduen Abunku.
Suswam carried out a major cabinet reshuffle which affected 11 out of 16 commissioners on Feb. 22.
Seven of the dropped commissioners were re-nominated for screening.
A new Ministry of Environment and Urban Development has recently been created, bringing the total number in the state to 17.
In a letter to the house, the governor said the State Executive Council was reshuffled to reposition the executive arm of government.
“It is my desire to sustain the zeal exhibited by personalities with competence, credible and proven integrity who would assist my administration in taking the state to the next level,” he said.
The governor urged the assembly to act promptly on the matter to enable him to assign them to various portfolios.