Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has issued an Executive Order,  restructuring the state Ministries from the existing 27 to 21.

The proposed ministries according to the Executive Order are as follows:

1.Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

2. Ministry of Commerce,  Industry and Tourism

3. Ministry of Education

4.Ministry of Higher Education

5. Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

6. Ministry of Health

7. Ministry of Information and Culture

8. Ministry of Justice

9. Ministry of Lands and Survey

10. Ministry for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs

11. Ministry of Science,  Technology and Innovation

12. Ministry of Special Duties

13. Ministry of Works and Transport

14. Ministry of Youth and Sports Development

15. Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development

16. Ministry of Water Resources

17. Ministry of Rural, Community Development and Cooperatives

18. Ministry of Internal Security and Ethical Orientation

19. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources

20. Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources; and

21. 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.

It will be recalled that Governor Inuwa Yahaya had recently received the report of the committee on the review of structure and functions of the existing Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) with a view to harmonizing  them to avoid overlap of functions and responsibilities.

Ismaila Uba Misilli

Senior Special Assistant

( Media and Publicity)