Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has created six additional ministries to the 17 ministries in the state, bringing the total number to 23.
Five of the ministries were carved out from the existing ones.
Rufus Bature, Secretary to the Government of Plateau, announced the creation of the new ministries in a statement issued on Saturday.
He said that a Ministry of Transport has been carved out from the Ministry of Works and Transport.
“Ministry of Mineral Development is to be excised from the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Development.
“The Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development has been carved out of the present Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.
“A Ministry of Economic Planning has been created out of Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and State Planning Commission,” Bature said.
According to the statement, a Ministry of Science and Technology has been created out of the present Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
Also, an entirely new Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs has also created.
Bature said that the new ministries will take off immediately.
Lalong had on Wednesday forwarded 19 names to the House of Assembly for confirmation as commissioners.
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