Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State has taken the decision to dissolve the standing chairmen and members of boards, commissions, and governing councils in Taraba State. Alongside this dissolution, the governor has established a nine-man committee tasked with reviewing the financial activities of the dissolved boards, commissions, and governing councils from 2019 to 2023.
In an official statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Gibon Kataps, it was announced that the dissolution of all chairmen and members would take effect from June 19th, 2023. However, it was clarified that certain commissions, created under the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), would not be affected by the dissolution.
The unaffected commissions include the State Civil Service Commission, State Independent Electoral Commission, State Judicial Service Commission, and State House of Assembly Service Commission. Members of the dissolved boards and commissions were directed by the SSG to personally submit their resumes and relevant documents to his office for vetting.
Simultaneously, the nine-man committee established to review the financial activities of the boards, commissions, and governing councils from 2019 to 2023 has been entrusted with the responsibility of assessing the impact of the existing commissions on the state government. The committee, led by Mr. Polycarp Iranus, the auditor general of the state, consists of various professionals and experts in relevant fields.
The committee’s mandate includes evaluating the performance of the boards and commissions in terms of service delivery and their impact on different zones and components of the state. Additionally, the committee will provide recommendations to the government on how to reorganize the boards and commissions for optimal functionality and the achievement of their objectives in the best interest of the state.