The Plateau State Executive Council now has three new Commissioners. These are Professor Barnabas Mandong, Gregory Nyelong and Gayus Chidawa. This is an outcome of a moderate restructuring of the cabinet undertaken by the Governor and father of the state, Retired Air Commodore Jonah David Jang.
In the reorganization, the environment portfolio of the Ministry of Housing and Environment has been matched with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The Deputy Governor, Madam Pauline Tallen, ceded her additional responsibility as the Commissioner of Education. The Commissioner of Housing and Environment, Barrister Nankim Bagudu moves to Commerce and Industry while Na’Allah Mudbam of Commerce and Industry moves to Agriculture and Natural Resources. Nuhu Gagara of Information moves to Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters made vacant when Governor Jang fired the Commissioner, Benahel Andong late last year. Angela Miri, formerly of Health, moves to the Ministry of Education. Three voids were thus created in Information and Communication, Health and Housing and have been subsequently occupied by Nyelong, Mandong and Chidawa respectively.