Gov. Buni reshuffles cabinet, creates new ministry

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Story from Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu

The Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has approved the creation of the Ministry of Wealth Creation, Empowerment and Employment Generation.

This is as the APC caretaker chairman approved a minor cabinet reshuffle with immediate effect.

A statement by Abdullahi Shaibu, the Press Secretary to the Secretary to the State Government, Baba Malam Wali, revealed that Abdullahi Bego was moved from Ministry of Home Affairs Information and culture to the new Ministry of Wealth Creation, Empowerment and Employment Generation while Mohammed Lamin, from the Ministry of Land and Solid Minerals to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Information and culture.

“Furthermore, His Excellency has also approved that, the responsibility for administration and management of land matters in the state including all issues relating to land allocation, title registration, use, researches, charting cadastral and planning and such other responsibilities as may be determined by the Governor has been transferred to Yobe Geographic Information System, (YOGIS)”, the state added.

According to the statement, the functions of the Ministry of Land has therefore been subsumed into YOGIS, hence with this development, the Ministry of Land and Solid Minerals ceases to exist in the State.

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