Ministry of Social Development

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The Ministry of Social Development was established in December, 2014 and is currently under the leadership of Alh. Musa Usman Karamti as Commissioner and Alh. Abubakar Dayama as Permanent Secretary.


The Directors in the Ministry with their respective Departments include;

  1. Rahab E. Tukura – Social Welfare
  2. Helen J. Mella – Rehabilitation
  3. Amos Mainasara – Finance
  4. Gidado Abdulahi – Secretary

Functions of the Ministry:

The functions of the Ministry include;

  1. Provides care and support for the elderly.
  2. Handle family cases.
  3. Repatriation of stranded persons.
  4. Provide Assistance to destitute and paupers.
  5. Provide Counselling Services to children beyond Parental control.
  6. Empowerment of the physically challenged persons through skills acquisition.
  7. Liaising with other NGOs Development partners and other MDAs on issues of persons living with disabilities.
  8. Implementation of Policies and Programmes that has to do with physically challenged, Aged, Destitute, and Vulnerable members of the society.

Achievements of the Ministry:

The Ministry has made the following Achievements;

  1. Resuscitation of Government Remand Home, Jalingo.
  2. Celebration of International Day of Persons living with Disabilities.
  3. Training of Blind men in various crafts at Nigerian Craft School, Ikeja – Lagos.
  4. Repatriation of Thirty (30) stranded Persons to various places within and outside the state.
  5. Successfully reformed Forty (40) children in conflict with the law and beyond Parental control at Jalingo Remand Home.

The Commissioner

Hon. Musa Karamti

Hon. Musa Karamti

Alhaji Usman Musa Karamti, the Hon. Commissioner of the Ministry was born on 5th July 1952 and hails from Gashaka Local Government Area. He is married with Seven (7) children.

Alhaji Usman started his educational career at Serti – Baruwa Primary School from 1959-1965 and proceeded to Nyapuri Secondary School, Takum from 1984-1989. He later enrolled into the Federal University of Technology, Yola from 2005-2007.

Political Appointments held

He has held the following Political Appointments;

  1. Special Assistant on Inter – Party Affairs.
  2. Member, House of Assembly in the Defunct Gongola state.
  3. State Chairman, ANPP.
  4. State Chairman, Social Democratic Party (SDP).

He enjoys Reading.

The Permanent Secretary

Aminu Mohammed

The previous Commissioner, Alh. Abubakar Mahmud, led the Ministry from December, 2014 – May, 2015.
The previous Permanent Secretary, Alh. Husseeini Modibbo from December, 2014 – August, 2015.