History & Background of Plateau State Governor-Elect

Introduction

Born on the 12th of March, 1965 in Wussasa, Zaria. He had his primary education at LEA Primary School Ampang-West, Mangu LGA from 1973 to 1977.

 

Attended Boys Secondary School, Gindiri graduating in 1982. Worked briefly with the then Federal Office of Statistics and the defunct Nigerian Bank for Commerce of Industry (NBCI) before continuing his educational pursuit at the School of Preliminary Studies, Keffi from 1983 to 1984.

 

 

 

He was at the University of Jos and graduated between 1984 and 1988 and the Nigerian Law School from 1988 which qualified him to be called to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court on the 14th of December 1989.

 

 

 

Served the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme in Kaduna State during which he was elected by his colleagues as the President of the Nigerian Christian Corpers’ Fellowship in Kaduna State.

 

WORK

 

Engaged in private and active legal practice under the Kaduna based legal firm of BYOMA, ICHABA & CO (FIDELITY CHAMBERS) from 1990 to 1995. Founded Caleb Mutfwang & Co, a firm of Legal Practitioners registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission on the 21st day of March, 1996.

 

 

 

Appointed Deputy General Manager, Legal & Secretarial Services in Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited, Kaduna from 2002 t0 2004. Acting Company Secretary from 2003 to 2004. Member of several professional bodies including the Nigerian Bar Association particularly the Section on Business Law, the International Bar Association; the Christian Lawyers’ Fellowship of Nigeria, the Christian Legal Society of America as well as the Nigerian Institute of Management.

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He is also an alumnus of the prestigious Haggai Institute for Leadership Development, Hawaii, USA. Membership of Boards of several companies in addition to offering legal services to individuals, corporate organisations, Federal Ministries, foreign agencies and governments.

 

 

 

 

 

Held various leadership responsibilities from Secondary School to NYSC. Held several leadership positions within the Church and community including membership of the Endowment Fund Committee of the Karl-Kumm University founded by the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN).

 

Over the years, this exposure has constrained him to seek solutions to these divides, in order to provide the enabling environment for mutual co-existence; while recognizing the natural boundaries of consanguinity created by history, so as to guarantee the prosperity of the diverse peoples in Plateau State who are dear to his heart.

 

 

Unsurprisingly, he was literarily called upon by the great people of Mangu Local Government Area in 2014, to run for office of the Chairman of the Local Government Council; which he overwhelmingly won in all but two of the polling units with an unprecedented vote margin of over 70 thousand votes!

 

 

 

He was elected as the Secretary of the Association of Local Governments (ALGON) in Plateau State, a body which has remained cohesive within the PDP in the State.

 

Elected for a 3-year tenure, his stay in office was unlawfully truncated by the APC led government. Despite this retrogressive step, his brief tenure of 1 year 3 months

 

 

Marriage Life

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Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang is married to Helen and together they have three children Timothy, Nanbam and Enoch. Helen Mutfwang; formally Helen Ingbo Goldie, was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State; to John & Juliet Goldie in 1967. She hails from Brass LGA, Bayelsa State and first made her way up North to Kaduna in 1991; for her youth service under the NYSC Scheme, after she had finished her Law School in Lagos State.

 

 

She would eventually meet Caleb in Kaduna; who as stated earlier was mandated to serve in Kaduna as well. They got married on the 13th of February, 1993, a true testament of the NYSC’s development of common ties among the youths of Nigeria; and promotion of national unity, irrespective of cultural or social background.

 

Having lived outside Plateau State for a good part of his life, mostly in Kaduna State; life has taught him to appreciate the dynamics of living in a multicultural environment with the attendant challenges of managing religious and ethnic fault lines.

Source: Team Caleb Mutfwang (TCM)