The Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, has on Friday, December 18, swore in commissioners for 17 ministries in the state, The Nation reports.
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In his speech, Lalong, who appointed his deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, to oversee higher education, called on Tyoden to use his experience as former Vice Chancellor of University of Jos to assist in the development of higher education in Plateau.
Addressing the newly sworn-in commissioners, Lalong urged them to act as servant-leaders who would serve selflessly, diligently and faithfully with the fear of God.
“As you come on board as commissioners and members of State Executive Council, you are first in line as policy formulators and co-drivers of these policies in various ministries assigned to you.
“The responsibility is not about glamour of office, but of absolute responsibility in terms of exercising political, economic and social authority for the welfare of the people,” he said.
The commissioners include: Joseph Mariga (Education Science and Technology Secondary Education), Hitler Dadi (Ministry of Special Duties), Kunden Deyin (Health), Lynda Barau (Agriculture and Natural Resources).
Festus Fuanter, the APC spokesperson in Plateau state, will serve as commissioner for Lands, Survey and Town Planning.
Others are Mwankon John (Culture, Tourism and Hospitality), Jonathan Mawiyau (Justice), Samuel Galadima (Housing and Urban Development), Pam Dongs (Works and Transport), Alhaji Dayyabu Garga (Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs), Tamwakat Weli (Finance), Ja’afaru Wuyep (Water Resources).
Malam Nafiz Ahmed will head the ministry of Information and Communication, Rofina Gurumyen – Women Affairs and Social Development, Danladi Mann – Youth and Sports Development.
Alhaji Garba Abbas will oversee Environment and Mineral Development, and Ezekiel Daju – Commerce and Industries.
The governor warned the commissioners that there would be no place for idleness, laxity and unproductive ventures.