Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has given seven permanent secretaries in the state compulsory retirement while nine others have been demoted to the position of directors.
Similarly, the governor also appointed 12 new permanent secretaries.
A statement by the state’s Head of Service, Hulda Fwangchi, through the office of the Director of Press to the Governor, noted that the appointments made were with immediate effect.
It also said those relieved of their appointments should proceed on immediate retirement.
The nine permanent secretaries were part of those promoted at the twilight of the former administration of Jonah Jang.
The statement added that the governor had appointed 12 other permanent secretaries.
Those retired are Mr. Isaac Wadak, Mr. Habila Dung, Mrs. Julie Anpe, Mr. Bankat Tokkes, Alhaji Mustapha Galadima, Mrs. Ruth Biangten, and Mr. Simon Pam.
Those demoted are Mrs. Vou Dido, Dr. Ezekiel Pam, Sunday Biggs, Solomon Dawal, Wuyep Rajib, Julius Shinkur, Dagwon Davou. Mrs. Hannatu Dantong and Sunday Farmson.
A statement by the state’s Head of Service, Hulda Fwangchi, through the office of the Director of Press to the Governor, Saturday, noted that the appointments made were with immediate effect. It also said those relieved of their appointments should proceed on immediate retirement.
Those sacked from office include Simon Pam, Habila Dung, Julie Anpe, Bankat Tokkes, Mustapha Galadima, Ruth Biangten, and Isaac Wadak, the Permanent Secretary at the Finance Ministry.
According to the statement, the governor’s action was part of recommendations made by a transition committee, which had earlier indicted his predecessor, Jonah Jang.
The transition committee also said the immediate past governor misappropriated N222.3 billion of state funds.
The head of service stated that, “Government wants to use this medium to appreciate those retired for their years of service to the government and people of Plateau and wish them well in their future endeavours.”
The new appointees are Stephen Gadong, Thomas Chollom, Moses Nwan, Cornelius Shiolbial, Samuel Ngumar, Sani Mavo, Henry Laankwap, Gwatau Abel, Ambrose Zwalnuang, James Giwa, James Yilnaan, and Julia Wuyep.