Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku yesterday swore in 20 commissioners without announcing their portfolios.
The commissioners are: Rebecca Manasseh (Takum local government area); AbubakarSuleNdeme (Sardauna); YhonnasNgemi (Sardauna); Atosuma James Gani (Wukari); Lois Emmanuel (Wukari); Jesse AdiAshumate (Wukari); GamboUdeEndafo (Donga);TafarkiAgbadu (Kurmi); IliyasuAjibu (Ibi) and Gowon Emmanuel (Karim-Lamido).
Others are: Abba AkawuZagga (Karim-Lamido); Musa Karanty (Gashaka); AlhassanHamman (Gassol); AminuJika (Jalingo); Innocent Vakkai (Ardo-Kola); David Ishaya (Yorro); Musa Dakka (Bali); Anthony Danburam (Lau); Yusuf NyaAkirikwen (Ussa) and Alexander Senlo (Zing).
The occasion took place at the JollyNyame Sports Complex, Jalingo, the state capital.
Ishaku was penultimate Saturday sacked by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on the ground that he was not validly nominated and sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
But Ishaku, who said the tribunal, erred and fired an appeal, asked his commissioners to join hands with him to restore the lost glory of the state.
He stressed that expectations were high from sons and daughters of Taraba for his cabinet members to collectively live up to the challenge of meeting the demands of the state.
“Last Saturday’s judgement by the governorship election petition tribunal was not what the people of the state expected.
“Tarabans unanimously agreed and gave me their free mandate to work for them and there is no way we will allow the devil to steal the mandate given to me.
“Our God is not a partial God; we have faith that the Court of Appeal will reverse the tribunal’s bizarre ruling.
“The tribunal that sacked me from office has no jurisdiction to a pre-election matter. This kind of judgement by the tribunal can lead to anarchy,” Ishaku said.