Three Commissioners Quit Lalong’s Cabinet To Contest LG Election October

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Gov. Simon Lalong

Three Commissioners in Plateau State have resigned their appointments from Governor Lalong administration to enable them to contest for the positions of Local Government Chairmen in the forthcoming Local Government Elections scheduled for October.

The Commissioners are Barrister Zulfa Bitrus, Commissioner for Housing who is vying for the Chairman of Lantang North; Alhaji Dayyabu Garga, Commissioner for Urban Development, contesting for the chairmanship of Kanam LGA; and Kakmena Goteng, Commissioner for Higher Education, seeking to become chairman of Pankshin LGA.

Briefing newsmen after the State Executive Council Meeting, Commissioner for Information, Dan Manjang said the council held a valedictory session in honour of the three commissioners who have served the people of the State meritoriously and assisted the Rescue Administration in delivering on its mandate to the people.

He said Governor Lalong appreciated their services and wished them well in their political journey, praying that they emerge victoriously and again deploy their vast experience in serving people at the grassroots.

Manjang said Governor Lalong approved their resignation pending the appointment of new Commissioners.

According to Manjang, some commissioners will oversee the running of the three Ministries.

Commissioner for Environment Mr. Usman Idi will take charge of Urban Development while Commissioner for Secondary Education Mrs. Helen Wapmuk handles affairs at the Higher Education Ministry.
The Commissioner for Special Duties Mr. Jerry Werr will henceforth supervise the Ministry of Housing.

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