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Ministry of Information and Reorientation

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The Ministry of Information and Reorientation was established on 27th August 1991 and is currently under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Anthony G. Danburam who is the Commissioner.

Agencies in the Ministry:

  • Taraba Television Corporation (TTV).
  • Taraba State Broadcasting Services (TSBS).
  • Government Printing Press.

Functions of the Ministry:

  1. Propagation and interpretation of the policies and programmes of the State Government.
  2. Enlightenment and mobilization of the public for the support of Government policies and programmes.
  3. Implementation of all official activities relating to information dissemination in the state through the electronic print, visual (Film) and oral media.
  4. Provision of policy on public re-orientation and managing the State’s Website.
  5. Coordinates, supervise and check excesses of all media houses, organs and bodies operating on public re-orientation.

Achievements of the Ministry:

  • Digitalization of Taraba Television (TTV).
  • Construction of New Studios at TTV permanent site.
  • Fencing of TSBS.
  • Purchase of 300kva generating set for TSBS.
  • Provision of Internet Services at Jalingo Airport.

The Commissioner

Rt. Hon. Anthony Galadima Danburam, the Honourable Commissioner of the Ministry was born on the 15th of June, 1960. He hails from Lau Local Government Area and is a widower with three (3) children.

He began his educational career at SUM Transferred Primary School, Didango- Lau from 1969-1975, after which he proceeded to Barewa College, Zaria from 1975-1979 and Government Secondary School, Jalingo from 1979-1981. He then attended the University of Maiduguri from 1982-1987 and the Nigeria Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 1987-1988.

Rt. Hon. Danburam has won 85% of cases handled in court since his enrolment into the Supreme Court as a Barrister and Solicitor 28years ago.

Other achievements include:

  • Best performing Local Government Chairman by Baseline Global ventures-2012.
  • Distinguished Northern Advisers Award for Excellence and Exemplary Leadership and Local Government Chairman of the year-2014.
  • Common Wealth Leadership Price-2014.
  • Local Government Merit Award (LOGMA) for best Chairman of the year-2013.

He attended the Anti-Corruption Workshop, Abuja in 2014.

Political Appointments:

Rt. Hon. Danburam has held the following political appointments;

  • Elected Member, Tarabab State House of Assembly (Kunini/Abbare) State Constituency-1992.
  • Elected Pioneer Speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly-1992.
  • Commissioner, House of assembly Commission-2007.
  • Elected Executive Chairman, Lau Local Government Area-2012.
  • Appointed Commissioner for Information and Re-orientation, Taraba State-2015-Date.

He has also done a Publication on “The impact of Legislation on Customary Land Tenure in Northern Nigeria-1987.

He enjoys Reading and Travelling.

The Permanent Secretary

Taninga Danjuma

Past Commissioners that served in the Ministry are given in the Table below;
Name Duration
Mr. Emmanuel Bello 24th November, 2014 – 2015
Mr. Ateh Sale Kundu 11th November, 2013 – 2014
Mr. Emmanuel Bello 14th June, 2011 – 2013
Alh. Aminu Jika 25th May, 2011 – 2013
Mr. Dandikulu Bala S.
Mr. John Musa
Barr. Tanko Mohammed
Alh. Inuwa Gassol
Mr. Samusi Abwage
Names Duration
Mr. Amos Wanmi September, 2015 –  April, 2016
Mrs. Suzi Nathan 26th May, 2014
Mr. Major Abba 23rd January, 2014
Mrs. Lydia Ambitumi 17th April, 2012
Alh. Aliyu Saleh M.
Mrs. Saratu Nuhu 22nd November, 2011
Mr. Christopher Adamu
Dr. Hamid Moh’d
Mr. Charles Mijinyawa
Mrs. Heidi Nyam
Alh. Hassan Adamu 4th July, 2007
Mrs. Asabe Mai’angwa
Mr. Joshua Musa
Alh. Habu Sani Kona
Mr. Joshua Garba
Mr. Jacob Kami
Dr. Umar
Mr. Barau Banti Nyako