Yakubu Wuyep, Jos
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau yesterday made his first set of appointments with Mr. Rufus Bature, former Minority Leader, Plateau State House of Assembly, becoming the Secretary to the State Government.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr. Izam Azi, Permanent Secretary, Policy and General Services, in the State Civil Service. The statement also announced Lalong’s approval of the appointment of Mr. John Dafa’an as Chief of Staff, Government House.
According to the statement, Mr. Yusuf Hawaja becomes Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House while Mr. Silas Vim is to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff, Deputy Governor’s Office. The statement named Mr. Emmanuel Nanle as Director of Press Affairs and Prof. John Wade, the pioneer Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University Bokkos, as the new Director-General in charge of Research.
It also announced the appointment of Mr. Cyril Tsenyil as the state Accountant-General while Mr. Cletus Kangkum, former Director, Administration, Jos University Teaching Hospital, was named Principal Private Secretary to the Governor.