Gov Muftwang of Plateau swears in 17 Local Government transition chairmen


By Aluta News

June 10, 2023

Gov. Caleb Mutfwtang of Plateau has  sworn in Interim Transition Committee chairmen for its 17 local government Areas  at Government House Jos.

The governor represented by his Deputy Mrs Josephine Piyo  during the ceremony on Saturday  said that the exercise was necessary to ensure that no vacuum existed in his administration.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor had on June 1 suspended all democratic structures in its 17 Local Governments Areas following recommendations of the Plateau House of Assembly (PLHA).

Muftwang said that the suspension followed their  inability to produce documents  related to financial transactions  in the various local governments saying ` all  efforts to make them to produce the documents proved abortive`.

He explained that the state  government after careful study of the recommendations resolved to suspend the chairmen in order to conduct an efficient and proper  investigations  on the development.

He urged the transition chairmen to cooperate with the PLHA and ensure that all documents required for the investigation were provided for appropriate action.

“This administration will not condone any form of indiscipline, you are expected to stabilise the LGA council and not see it as an opportunity to amass wealth.zAlso remember that this is a transitional administration that can give way any time government chooses, “ he said.

Responding, the Chairman of Wase local government  Hamisu Anani, assured the governor that they would abide by the rules and regulations governing the local government and work for the progress of the state.

NAN reports that the interim chairmen include: Mr Markus Hussaini, Jos East; Mr Sati Shuwa, Riyom; Mr Peter VwangDung, Jos South; Mr Fidelis Adara, Bassa; Mr Danjuma Guda, Barkin Ladi; Mr Istifanus John, Jos North; Mr Markus Artu, Mangu; Mr Monday Kassa, Bokkos.

Others are Mr Samuel Go’ar Pankshin; Mr Caleb Shikir, Kanke; Mr Ado Yusuf, Kanam; Mr Nicholas Nshe, Shendam; Mr Christopher  Manship, Quanpan; Mr Daniel Kungmi, Mikang; Mr Nanmwa Kumzhi, Langtang North; Mrs Manji Dangfa, Langtang South and Mr Hamisu Anani, Wase.