Min. of Works & Transport 2018-02-25T16:06:15+00:00

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

Dr. Tafarki Agbadu Eneme, the Commissioner, Ministry of Works and Transport, was born on 10th January, 1961 and hails from Kurmi Local Government Area. He is married with four (4) children.

Dr. Tafarki began his educational pursuit at LEA Primary School, Ndaforo from 1969-1975 where he obtained his 1st School Leaving Certificate after which he enrolled into Government Secondary School, Ganye for his WASC from 1975-1980 and thereafter proceeded to School of Basic Studies (SBS/ABU Zaria) from 1980-1981 where he obtained his IJMB Certificate, ABU Zaria from 1983-1988 for his DVM Degree, University of Maiduguri from 1998-2001 where he obtained his M.Sc. and is presently studying at University of Nigeria Nsuka for his Ph.D course.

Professional Achievements:

  1. Doctor of Vet. Medicine (DVM) Degree – 1988.
  2. Sc. Veterinary Parasitology – 2001.
Other Achievements include;

a. Deputy Headboy, GSS, Ganye – 1979-1980.
b. Secretary, NVRI Integrated Livestock Health and Peri-Urban Dairy Project – 2008-2014.
c. Veterinary investigation officer I/C NVRI Lab. Bauchi – 2003-2007.
d. Principal Veterinary Research Officer, Parasitology Division NVRI Vom, Jos – 2007-2011.

Workshops Attended:

  • Veterinary clinical Pathology Course, National Vet. Research Institute, Vom, Jos – 2004.
  • Many Nigerian Vet. Medicine Association (NVMA) Workshops since Graduation.

He has held a Political Appointment as Hon. Commissioner of Health, Taraba State from 4th December, 2014-28th May, 2015.

He has made the following Publications;

  • Tafarki A. E. 14. No (1988) Survey of Gastro-Intestinal Helminths of Arvicanthis Nicoticus in Samaru, Zaria.
  • Eneme T. A (20010 Anthelmintic Efficacy of Crude A.Q Stembark Extract of Saccoglotics Gabonenis (M.Sc. Dissertation) University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

He enjoys Travelling 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
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