From Tongnaan Bawa , Jos
Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang has on Friday in Jos sworn in 19 Comissioners to serve in his cabinet.
Speaking at the event in Langfield and Gardens, the governor assured Plateau people that his administration was determined to liberate the people from poverty and insecurity.
He said that the appointees were carefully selected to help champion his mandate of a new Plateau of improved welfare for its people.
He charged the new appointees to be accountable and perform their duties diligently without parochial interests.
‘’It is not an opportunity to pursue your selfish interest and desires,” he said.
According to him, inspite their selection accross the 17 Local Government Areas in the state, the members of the cabinet must pursue the mandate of his administration’s and interest of Plateau.
He added that they would be monitored to ensure they were working in line with the policy thrust of his administration.
He congratulated the appointees and said that his government was determined to be inclusive hence the appointment of women and youths in his cabinet.
‘’The cabinet is from all spectrum of age of young,old and middle age . A cabinet that is gender sensitive,” he said.
The governor assured women that he would carry them along in his governance, adding that youths would also be mentored for guidance.
“We are determined that we will mentor the younger generation and make sure that they step rightfully into leadership capacities” he said.
He stressed that women would occupy about 60 per cent of members of the transition committee at the local government areas.
Muftwang thanked the state workers for resuming to work after some months of strike, assuring them that all their outstanding salaries would be paid.
He said he insisted on staff verification to sanitise the civil service.
‘’ The staff verification has made tremendous savings of nothing less than ₦500 million.
‘’We will continue to audit the payroll and the pension roll. We want to be ensure Plateau people are paying those that deserve to be paid.
He said that they were working on other welfare packages such as parliatives which would be distributed to the indigents in the state.
He said his administration would imbibe fairness and justice in its discharge of duties and urged religious leaders to speak to their inherents on the crucial need for peaceful coexistence to shore up development.
He restated his committement to ensure that sustainable peace was restored in Plateau.
He thanked key stakeholders on their peace efforts particularly traditional rulers and urged them to sustain the efforts.
‘’Plateau must be returned from the shackles of poverty. Plateau must be liberated from the shackles of insecurity.
Plateau must be made to rise to its glorious heights and become a place of envy in the committee of states in Nigeria”
He urged those who were not appointed to be patient but assured them that they would be carried out in the affairs of the government.
He assured Plateau that he would continue to appoint people that would add value to the governance process, adding that ensure institutions are reformed to become service oriented.
Responding on behalf of the appointees, Dr Kachollom Gang thanked the governor for the opportunity to serve, while assuring him and Plateau people that they will discharge their duties diligently.
Our correspondent reports that the commissioners appointed are: Peter Gwom, Environment; Sule Haruna, Commerce; Adams Leshak, Works; Musa Ashoms, Information, Peter Gai, Lands and Survey;Jatau Gyang, Transport.
Others are Bugama Ishaku, Agriculture ; Ephraim Usman , Government and Chieftancy Affairs; Joshua Ubandoma ,Housing and Urban Development ;Associat Prof. Obert Nanjul, Science and Technology ; Caroline Pangiang,Women Affairs.
Also Grace Shwarta Dongkum Finance; Chrysanthus Dawam, Budget and Planning;
Dr. Kachollom Gang, Education (Higher); Noel Nkup – Water Resources and Energy; Nyalun Salibu, Education (Secondary); Bashir Datti, Sports and Youths; Cletus Shurkuk,Health and Jamila Tukur -Tourism and Hospitality.
Prime Time reports that reports that the governor also sworn in Olivia Dazyem as the Special Adviser on Gender and Chairperson Implementation Committee of Gender & Equal Opportunities Commission.
He also inuagurated the Board members of the State Universal Basic Education in Plateau and the Local Government Service Commission.