By: Valentine Adese
Governor Simon Lalong, of Plateau State, has approved the appointment of Mr. Haggai Haruna Gutap as the Director -General of the newly established Plateau State Microfinance Development Agency.
According to the press release announcing his appointment made available to REALITY, dated 19th April, 2016 and signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Nanle, Mr. Haggai’s appointment is to help the Rescue administration of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Plateau State, led by Governor Lalong to create economic opportunities to support growth in all sectors of the state.
Before his appointment, the release stated that Mr. Haggai Haruna was the Managing Director of Finger Tips Enterprise Development Partners, based in Abuja.
“Mr. Gutap, is a holder of Masters of Science Degree in Development Economics of the University of Jos and a Certified Micro-Finance Practitioner of the Central Bank of Nigeria.” It added.
You would recall that just last week; Governor Simon Bako Lalong had also approved the appointment of Mr. Joseph Jenner Lengmang as the Director-General, of the recently established Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Bureau.
The press release dated 14th April and signed by Mr. Emmanuel Nanle, stated that, the appointment of Mr. Joseph, is “In fulfillment of Governor Lalong’s promise to consolidate on the Peace, Security and Good Governance compliment of the Policy thrust of the Rescue Administration in Plateau State, through pragmatic and proactive Peace Building measures.”
From records, before Mr. Lengmang’s appointment, he was a Lecturer with Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies, University of Jos.