Taraba: Acting Gov. Sacks 24 SAs, Appoints New Ones

Garba UmarActing governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Garba Umar has relieved 24 special advisers to the state government of their duties and appointed new ones in their place.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Garvey Yawe, and made available to journalists in Jalingo, the state capital on Monday.

According to the statement, Mr Abba Akawu is the Special Adviser on Inter-Governmental Affairs, Mr Oliver Suleiman; Labour Matters while Alhaji Barshir Marafa, Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs.

Others are; Sen. Ibrahim Goje, Political Affairs, Dr Yushau Ahmed, Border Community Development Agency, Mr Atem Ansho, Tourism, Alhaji Adamu Danjuma, SEMA and David Irande, Primary Education.

The acting governor also appointed Hajiya Maryam Zubairu as Special Adviser on students and the Physically Challenged, Atiku Umar, Security and Mrs Ankye Abada,Women Affairs.

Mr Emmanuel Nwunuke Urban Infrastructure, Mr Buba Madugu, Commerce and Industries,  Alhaji Muntari Garba, Science, Technical and Higher Education, Mr Orbee Uchiv, Government and Project Monitoring among others.

The statement directed all the advisers, who were sacked, to immediately hand over government property in their possession to appropriate government officials.

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