The Plateau State administrative structure consists of the State Cabinet, the House of Assembly and Local Government Areas.
The state government is run by the Governor (chief executive), Deputy Governor, Secretary to the state government, Commissioners (cabinet members), special advisers, permanent secretaries, board chairmen and general managers. The current governor is Jonah David Jang.
The House of Assembly consists of 24 members and 11 special advisers. The Speaker of the house is currently Hon. John Clerk Dabwan who was elected.
Local Government is headed by a chairman, who is the chief executive, while his cabinet consists of elected councilors who make up the legislative arm.
Plateau State is also divided into chiefdoms and emirates, each encompassing ethnic groups who share common affinities. Leaders of the chiefdoms are elected by the people from amongst several contestants who may not be related to any past chiefdom leaders, while succession to the position of an emir is hereditary.