By Teryima Andrew
Plateau state governor Simon Lalong has sworn in 23 commissioners, among them Yakubu Datti who was commissioner for information during the Joshua Dariye administration, was appointed commissioner for information.
Datti is the immediate past General Manager information, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria FAAN.
The governor in an address shortly they took oath of office charged the commissioners to bring new ideas into his administration to enable him deliver on his mandate. “You must think out side the box to deliver on the mandate before your new assignment.”
The governor on Thursday warned on financial discipline, respect for the rue of law; and explained that the dissolution of the former commissioners was not an indictments, but to create a political balance in the state.
Governor Lalong however said the lucky commissioners who were returned to serve were consider as best hands among the former commissioners.
He task the new appointees to contribute their quotas in consolidating on his achievement “you now all have the opportunity to imprint your names in Gold, as you serve the State selflessly and meritoriously.”
The governor call on citizens not put pressure on the commissioner over money “I appeal to all of us as citizens to intensify our prayers for all Public Office Holders and not the pressures of unrealistic demands.”
Among the 23 commissioners who took oath of office, four are females, nine were returnees from the 17 commissioners earlier dissolved last month by the governor.
The commissioners were this week Tuesday screened by the state house of assembly expressly, non of the nominee was rejected. The youngest among the newly sworn in commissioners was bourn in 1977.
The governor assigned them portfolios “on this note, the Commissioners in Cabinet have been assigned portfolios as follows;
S/N NAMES PORTFOLIO
1. BARR CHRYSANTHUS AHMADU MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
2 HON. YAKUBU DATTI MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
3 HON. LUKA MADAKI MINISTRY OF HOUSING
4 HON. BULUS BOT MINISTRY OF PHYSICAL PLANNING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
5 HON. EZEKIEL DICK DAJU MINISTRY OF MINERAL DEVELOPMENT
6 MRS ANNA TALATU IZAM MINISTRY OF WOMEN AFFAIRS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
7 MAL. AHMED MUHAMMAD NAZIF MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
8 MR SYLVESTER IBRAHIM WALLANGKO MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC PLANNING
9 MR. PAM BOT-MANG MINISTRY OF WORKS
10 ALH. DAYYABU YUSUF GARGA MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CHIEFTAINCY AFFAIRS
11 DR. HOSEA ISTIPHANUS FINANGWAI MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
12 MRS. TAMWAKAT WELI MINISTRY AND TOURISM, CULTURE AND HOSPITALITY
13 ENGR. DAVID JA’AFARU WUYEP MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES AND ENERGY
14 HON. HITLER FANKUN DADI MINISTRY OF SPECIAL DUTIES AND INTER-GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
15 USMAN YAKUBU IDI (BAMAIYI) MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
16 MR DAKUR JUDE ELI MINISTRY OF EDUCATION (SECONDARY)
17 DR. (MRS) REGINA B. SOEMLAT MINISTRY OF FINANCE
18 HON VICTOR LAPANG MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS
19 MRS ELIZABETH WAPMUK MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
20 HON DANIEL MANJANG MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
21 BARR VELNOE FESTUS FUANTER MINISTRY OF LANDS AND SURVEY
22 ALH ABDULLAHI GARBA ABBAS MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
23 DR DEYIN KUDEN KAMSHAK MINISTRY OF HEALTH.”
The event was full to capacity, to a point that security operatives could not have total control the crowd.