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Daziem Heads Information Ministry as Jang Reshuffles Cabinet

Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State yesterday reshuffled his cabinet with Mrs. Olivia Daziem, a lawyer, emerging as the new Commissioner for Information and Communications.
In a statement signed by the governor's Director of Press, James Mannok, Jang said the nominees for the other ministries would be announced later.
 
Reacting to the cabinet re-constitution, a political observer described the appointment of Daziem, whom he said had been a civil servant, as putting a round peg in a square hole.
 
He said: "Daziem has been a civil servant in the ministry of "justice all her life until recently when she was appointed the Commissioner for Women Affairs, noting that "she has no requisite experience to live up to the challenges of managing Information ministry."
 
He said she would do better if she were allowed to continue in the Women Affairs Ministry.
The political observer added that she would need to do more, and in fact brace up to cope with pressmen, who are always eager, and more or less impatient when it comes to gathering information for their news.
 
In the same vein, former Information Commissioner, Abraham Yiljap, a professional journalist, now heads Tourism Ministry, where he is likely to be redundant, taking over from Mr. Dongsar Dongtoe, who now heads the Ministry of Environment.
 
Mrs Sarah Yusuf, who had manned the Women Affairs Ministry in the past, has returned to continue in the ministry, having sorjourned for a few years in the Environment ministry, where she didn't achieve much.
 
THISDAY gathered that the next shake up in the days ahead would be in the camp of Special Advisers, where no fewer than six might loose their seats.
Meanwhile, politicians have started jostling to fill the vacuum in the Ministries of Transport and Sports that have become vacant as a result of the re-organistion.

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