Ministry of Works and Transport

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The Ministry of Works and Transport was established on 27th August, 1991 and is currently under the Leadership of Dr. Tafarki Agbadu Eneme as Commissioner and Engr. Tanko K. Audu as Permanent Secretary.

Functions of the Ministry

  1. Responsible for the Engineering concept of all Government roads, preparation of bills of quantity. Appraisal of Xander’s and Supervision of same by contract and/or direct labour.
  2. Mobilisation of human, material and financial resources for effective service delivery.
  3. Design, construction and maintenance of infrastructural facilities such as roads and airports.
  4. Coordinating land, air, and water transport activities.
  5. Running the Jalingo township taxi schemes.
  6. Plants and machinery acquisition, maintenance as well as certification of Government vehicles and disposal.
  7. Promoting safety of lives and properties on public roads, air and waterways.
  8. Provision of laboratory services for civil engineering works.
  9. Advice Government on issues relating to subject matters under the schedule of the Ministry.
  10. It has cabinet responsibility for its agencies.

Achievements of the Ministry

The Ministry has so far recorded the following achievements;

  1. Construction of Jalingo and Wukari Township roads.
  2. Construction of Jalingo –Sunkani-Garba Chede road.
  3. Reconstruction and rehabilitation of Bali-Serti-Gembu road.
  4. Construction of Jalingo-Kona dual carriage way.
  5. Construction of Jalingo-Katsina-Ala road, phase 1 6.5km.
  6. Construction on internal roads and drainages of Federal Medical Center, Jalingo.
  7. Connecting the State Airport to the National Grid.
  8. Installation of Solar Powered Street lights along Danbaba Suntai Road and Donga road in Jalingo metropolis.
  9. Improved awareness campaign on road traffic rules and regulations.
  10. Improved revenue generation through miscellaneous Road Traffic offences as compared to the previous records.
  11. Establishment of VIO Zonal/Area offices across the state.
  12. Purchase of different categories of vehicles and allocated to unemployed youths, Hon. Commissioners and Special Advisers on loan for empowerment.
  13. Construction of Modern Airport and purchase as well as Supply of Aircrafts which include;
    Donier 208,
    2Nos Embraer 145,
    Bell 147 (Helicopter), and 1 Cassina Caravan.

The Commissioner

Honorable Irimiya Ibrahim Hamman Julde is currently the Commissioner of the Taraba State Ministry of Works and Transportation.

He possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Education Management from the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola and a National Certificate of Education in Library Science \ Social Studies from the College of Education, Jalingo.

He has contributed immensely to the well being of the people of Lau Local Government Area where he hails from through the construction of roads and provision of potable water.

Honorable Irimiya is a recipient of the Gold Award of excellent contribution to the community by the National Council for Women Societies, NCWS.

He also earned an award for outstanding commitment and contribution to promoting evangelism by the United Methodist Church of Nigeria, UMCN, women in 2017.

He has attended the following workshops:

  1. Common Wealth Parliamentary Association, London, 2008.
  2. Common Wealth Parliamentary Association, Kenya, 2010.
  3. National Workshop on the review of revenue sharing formula towards constitutional amendment, Abuja,2008.

The Commissioner has held to following political appointments

  1. Elected Member, Taraba State House of Assembly, 2003 – 2011.
  2. Care Taker Chairman, Lau Local Government Area, 2011 – 2012.
  3. Member, Governing Board of the College of Education, Zing, 2012 – 2014.
  4. Special Adviser to the Governor, 2017 – 2018.

He had his early education at the Katibu Primary School from 1973 to 1978 and Government Teachers’ College, Yola from 1979 to 1984.

Born on January 1st, 1963, he is married with five children and enjoys watching games and reading.

The Permanent Secretary

Engr. Tanko Kitere Audu, FNSE, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Transport was born on 6th January, 1960 and hails from Takum Local Government Area. He is married with four (4) children.

He began his educational career at L.E.A Primary School, Takum East from 1968-1970, Methodist Primary School, Constitution Road, Kaduna from 1971-1973 and Roman Catholic Primary School, Kaduna-Vom, Plateau State from 1973-1974 then he enrolled into St. Joseph College Vom, Plateau State from 1974-1979. He then proceeded to School of Basic Studies, ABU Zaria from 1979-1984.

Professional Achievements:

  1. Member, Board of Trustees of Nigeria Association of Public Highways and Transportation Officials (NAPHTO), 2004-Date.
  2. Member, Board of Governing Council, Taraba State Polytechnic, Jalingo – 2007-2015.
  3. Member, Board of Governing Council, Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), 2009-2010 and 2012-2015.
  4. Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Jalingo Branch – 2012-Date.
  5. Chief Inspector, Engineering, Regulation and Monitoring (COREN). Taraba state.

Other Achievements:

  1. Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Civil Engineers (FNICE).
  2. National Director, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, Nigeria.

Workshops Attended:

  1. Management Course on Leadership, Team Building and Motivation – April, 2010. (Southampton, United Kingdom).
  2. Pavement Condition Analysis and Design using Rubicon Tool Box – October, 2013. (Ikeja Airport Hotel- Lagos).
  3. Asphalt Recycling Seminar: Hyatt Regency. (Chicago, Illinois 2010).
  4. Africa Infrastructure Development conference. (Marriot Hotel Washington D.C-2012.).
    He also attended several Seminars, Tours and Conferences over a period of 30 years organized by:
    a.  Nigerian Society of Engineers – NSE
    b. Council for the Regulations of Engineering in Nigeria – COREN.
    c. Tech-grade Consultants.
    d. United Nation.
Names Duration
Dr. Tafarki Agbadu Eneme 2015 – 2018
Iliyasu Goje
Mr. Danfulani Kwetaka
Mr. Danfulani Kwetaka
Mrs. Maryati
Barr. Gibon Kataps
Mr. Audu Tikon
Alh. Abubakar Tutare
Mr. Bulus Maiyaki
Engr. Ahmed Yusuf Gamaliya
Alh. Iliyasu Goje
Engr. Yahaya Mafindi
Engr. Bello Yahaya
Mr. Anthony Jellason
Alh. Zakari Ibrahim Adinbo
Names Duration
Alh. Bakari Usman Sukare
Alh. Usman Madu
Engr. Tanko K. Audu
Alh. Umar Ibrahim Wazir
Mr. Habila Jaman
Mr. Ephraimu Kifasi
Alh. Ajuja Karim
Mrs. Esther M. Baraya
Engr. D.D Elisha
Alh. Adamu D. Ibrahim
Mr. Ibrahim Jauro
Mr. Ambuno Zik Sunday
Alh. Abubakar Gidado