Gombe Governor trims ministries to 21

By Rebecca Mu'azu, Gombe

Governor Yahaya issues Executive Order in Gombe

The Gome State Governor, Muhammadu Yahaya has issued an Executive Order, restructuring the state ministries from the existing 27 to 21.

The proposed ministries according to the Executive Order are

1.Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

  1. Ministry of Commerce,  Industry and Tourism
  2. Ministry of Education

4.Ministry of Higher Education

  1. Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
  2. Ministry of Health
  3. Ministry of Information and Culture
  4. Ministry of Justice
  5. Ministry of Lands and Survey
  6. Ministry for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs
  7. Ministry of Science,  Technology and Innovation
  8. Ministry of Special Duties
  9. Ministry of Works and Transport
  10. Ministry of Youth and Sports Development
  11. Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development
  12. Ministry of Water Resources
  13. Ministry of Rural, Community Development and Cooperatives
  14. Ministry of Internal Security and Ethical Orientation
  15. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
  16. Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources; and
  17. Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

The Governor has also approved the constitution of a committee to streamline the ministries and ensure smooth transition in line with the Executive Order.

He had recently received the report of the committee on the review of structure and functions of the existing Ministries, Departments and Agencies, with a view to harmonising  them, to avoid overlap of functions and responsibilities, engender efficiency and reduce cost of governance.


Mercy Chukwudiebere