• Samson Omale

Governor Lalong Swear-in 7 New Commissioners; Warns Against Mismanagement

Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has sworn in 7 new Commissioners to replace those who resigned from his cabinet to pursue their political careers and other ambitions.



The Governor warned the newly appointed commissioners in the state against mismanagement of fund under their jurisdiction.


He said that their appointment was not an avenue to make money but to serve the people through ensuring the achievements of his administration’s mandate.


He charged the new Commissioners and most especially the old ones to do more in propagating the achievements of the administration through the media as well as community and social platforms.



Lalong said he has observed with dissatisfaction that those in charge of MDAs are not doing much in talking about the laudable programmes and projects of Government within their areas of jurisdiction. Some do not even defend the Government's records in the face of desperate propaganda and attacks by the opposition to deceive the public that the APC Government has not done anything.


Responding on behalf of those sworn in, Commissioner for Higher Education Prof. Barnard Matur thanked the Governor for finding them worthy to be appointed out of many qualified citizens of Plateau State.


He said they will put in their best to serve the people and ensure that the vision and mandate of the Lalong APC Rescue Administration is realised.


The new Commissioners are:

1. Prof. Barnerd Matur (Higher Education)

2. Hon. Peter Akujah Inbutuk (Physical Planning and Urban Planning)

3. Mrs. Cecilia Mermwakat Yilkorah (Culture, Hospitality and Tourism)

4. Chief Benjamin Zoyong Jang (Science and Technology)

5. Mr. Tehlkuk Naanlep Pingwai (Lands and Survey)

6. Hon. Elisha Bitrus Shehu (Environment)

7. Hon. Daniel Dung Dalyop (Youth and Sports)


In the cabinet reshuffle, Hon. Victor Lapan moves from Youth and Sports to Works while Hon. Gyang Musa moves from Science and Technology to Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs. Hon. Dan Hirkop moves from Higher Education to Budget and Planning.


All others retain their portfolios.


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