Governor Lalong Did Not Sack Acting Secretary To State Government Richard Tokma

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Following the recent appointment of Prof. Danladi Abok Atu as the new  Secretary to the Government of Plateau State(SGS), it has become necessary to clarify the purported “sack” of the erstwhile Acting Secretary to the Government Mr. Richard Tokma, as reported by some media platforms.


For the avoidance of doubt, Mr. Tokma is a serving Permanent Secretary in charge of Policy and General Services in the Plateau State Civil Service who was appointed to act by the Governor in September 2018 following the resignation of the former   SGS Rufus Bature to contest elections.


The insinuation of the purported ” sack” of Mr. Tokma is therefore untrue and should be disregarded.


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Governor Lalong appreciates his immense contributions during the period of his acting. Mr. Tokma continues his career service as the permanent Secretary Policy and General Services.




Dr. Makut Simon Macham, ANIPR,

Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State

31st August 2019.

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