The Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mannaseh Mutfwang announced a series of groundbreaking appointments to its cabinet, bringing together a diverse group of influential personalities from various fields. Among the notable names are former Nigerian football captain Mikel Obi and renowned rapper MI Abaga, who are set to lend their expertise to drive positive change in the state.
What we know: Plateau state Governor, Mr Mutfwang, through the Director of Press and Public Affairs Gyang Bere on Thursday July 27, in a statement, disclosed the appointment of 24 members of his cabinet among which were former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi as honorary adviser on sports and Jude Abaga, also known as M.I Abaga, as honorary adviser on Entertainment and creativity.
Know more: The press statement reveals that the appointments were based on the Governor’s resolve to get the state back on sound footing.
Hence, He also approved the appointment of Professor Christopher Yilwan as the Chief Medical Director of the Plateau Specialist Hospital and Dr Agabus Manasseh as the Director General, Plateau State Contributory Health Care Management Agency.
Mathew Dawap was appointed as General Manager, Plateau Mineral Development Company Limited while Helen Dabup, was made Executive Secretary, Local Government Service Pension Board by the governor.
Other appointees by the governor included Ishaku Jilemsam, Programme Manager, Plateau Agricultural Development Programme; Samuel Gwott, General Manager Plateau Express Service; Hart Bankat, General Manager, Jos Metropolitan Development Board; and Olivia Dazyem, Special Adviser on Gender and Chairperson Implementation Committee of Gender and Equal Opportunities Commission.
He also approved the appointments of Hon Alex Chup, Chairman, Teachers Service Commission; Hon Sunday Amuna, Acting Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB); and Prof Ishaya Pam, Honorary Adviser on Healthcare and members of Abuja Liaison Directorate; among others.