Barr. Apwenyang Yamusa Shitta, Acting permanent Secretary in the Ministry, before his appointment he was the Director of Public Prosecutions. He was born on the 9th
of September 1960 and hails from Ussa Local Government Area. He is married and has four (4) children.
He began his education at Local Government Authority Primary School Rufu, Ussa Local Government Area from 1968-1974. He proceeded to Government Secondary School, Takum from 1974-1979.
He attended the University of Maiduguri from 1980-1984 for his LLB (Legum Baccalaureus in Law) Hons. And then attained his Barrister at Law (BL) at Nigerian Law school, Victoria Island Lagos from 1984-1985 before advancing to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 2001-2002 for his Masters of International Affairs and Diplomacy (MIAD).
Barrister Shitta received commendation on 27th February, 2014 for diligent handling of a Civil suit between Igbo community association, Dan Anacha, Gassol Local Government Area vs Federal Government of Nigeria and Taraba State Government before the Federal High Court, Abuja FCT wherein the state and FGN was saved from paying the sum 14,099,877,826,00 as compensation for the value of their property allegedly looted, destroyed or damaged in the wake of Jukun, Tiv and Fulani crisis of 13th October 2001 at Dan Anacha, Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State.
He has been involved in numerous Ad hoc responsibilities in various capabilities and his unpublished works include:
- The Right to Personal Liberty in Nigeria (1984)(LLB Dissertation)
- Nigeria-US: Partnership in Drugs Control and Trafficking, (thesis for Master in International Affair and Diplomacy 2002).
He loves reading, travelling, playing volleyball, drama and also desirous of helping the needy.