- Jethro Yakubu, a new commissioner in Taraba state has officially resumed his position
- Yakubu on Wednesday, March 24, assumed office under a tree at the ministry
- The ministry's permanent secretary, Jibrin Na Wukari, however, lamented over the deplorable environment
There was a mild drama on Wednesday, March 24, in Taraba as Jethro Yakubu, assumed his role as the state's new commissioner of co-operatives and poverty alleviation under a tree.
Daily Trust reports that Jibrin Na Wukari, the permanent secretary in the ministry, said for nearly six months the staff of the ministry have been working under the tree.
Wukari, who made this known while handing over to the new commissioner lamented over the deplorable environment.
According to him, it is sad for a ministry that is saddled with the responsibility of alleviating poverty to be operating in such a place.
Meanwhile, Vanguard reports that offices in the ministry, as well as other structures, were destroyed during the #EndSARS protest last year.
This situation has forced staff in the affected offices to work under the trees. It was gathered that the state governor, Darius Ishaku appealed to the federal government to help rebuild some government structures affected by the protest
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Bala Dan-Abu, the senior special assistant on media and publicity to Governor Ishaku, reportedly lost his son to a ghastly motor accident.
The incident happened in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, on Sunday, March 7. The deceased identified as ASP Odiba Shadrach, 37, was involved in an auto accident while returning from his official duty.
The father disclosed that his son died at the spot of the incident. He was a graduate of Kogi state university, Anyigba.
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