Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang (born 12 March 1965) is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who is the current governor of Plateau State since 2023.[1][2][3] He is a former Chairman of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.[4][5][6] Mutfwang was sworn in as governor on 29 May 2023.[7]

Caleb Mutfwang
Governor of Plateau State
Assumed office
29 May 2023
DeputyJosephine Piyo
Preceded bySimon Lalong
Personal details
Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang

(1965-03-12) 12 March 1965 (age 59)
Political partyPeoples Democratic Party
SpouseHelen Caleb Mutfwang
  • Politician
  • lawyer

Early life and education


Caleb Mutfwang was born on 12 March 1965 in Wussasa, Zaria. He had his primary education at LEA Primary School Ampang-West, Mangu LGA from 1973 to 1977 and went to Boys Secondary School, Gindiri graduating in 1982.

Mutfwang 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 attended the University of Jos 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 14 December 1989.

Mutfwang 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.

Personal life


Mutfwang is married to Helen Caleb Mutfwang and they have three children; Timothy, Nanbam, and Enoch.[8]


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  2. ^ Sunday, Ochogwu (20 March 2023). "Caleb Mutfwang wins Plateau Guber poll". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 22 March 2023.
  3. ^ "BREAKING: PDP's Mutfwang wins Plateau gov election". Punch Newspapers. 20 March 2023. Retrieved 22 March 2023.
  4. ^ Rapheal (17 March 2023). "Decision Day 2023: Those who will be governors". The Sun Nigeria. Retrieved 22 March 2023.
  5. ^ Daniels, Ajiri (10 March 2022). "2023: Ex-Plateau Council Chairman, Mutfwang declares for Lalong's seat". The Sun Nigeria. Retrieved 22 March 2023.
  6. ^ "2023: Plateau PDP Guber Candidate Picks Female Running Mate – THISDAYLIVE". Retrieved 19 April 2023.
  7. ^ Abraham, James (29 May 2023). "Lalong absent as Caleb takes over as Plateau Gov". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 29 May 2023.
  8. ^ Naijabionet (15 February 2023). "Caleb Mutfwang biography, net worth, age, state of origin, education, career, politics, wife and more". Naijabionet. Retrieved 2 August 2023.