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Taraba acting governor sacks 24 special advisers

18 March 2014, 09:42

Jalingo - The Taraba acting Governor, Garba Umar, has sacked 24 special advisers to the state government and appointed 24 new ones.

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

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

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

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

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

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

-  NAN

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