The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Elizabeth Nguvan Allagh was born on 15 October, 1960 at Mkar in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State.

She attended NKST Transfer School, Yaikyo between 1967 – 1969 and St. Paul’s Anglican Primary School, Jos from 1970 – 1972 and later NKST Primary School Wadata, Makurdi from 1972 – 1973 where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. She had her secondary school education at St. Peter’s Secondary School, Adikpo from 1974 – 1976 and also proceeded to Tofi Memorial Grammar School Gboko from 1977 – 1979 where she obtained her West African School Certificate (WASC).

She later proceeded to College of Agriculture, Yandev from 1986 – 1987 where she obtained her National Diploma certificate (ND). In 2005, Mrs. Allagh enrolled into the Benue State University Makurdi and graduated in 2010 with B.A. Hons (B.Ed Mgt).

Mrs. Allagh started work as a Clerical Assistant with Benue State Health Management Board, Makurdi between 1980 and 1984. She was later transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources as Agriculture Superintendent in 1994 which she was further promoted to the rank of Higher Agriculture Superintend in 1989, Senior Agricultural Superintendent in 1992, and Principal Agricultural Superintendent II in 1995. In 1999 she was again promoted to Agricultural Superintendent I, Assistant Chief Agricultural Superintendent in 2002 and further climbed the ladder as Chief Agricultural Superintendent between 2005 and 2011 when she was appointed Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development.

She is happily married with children.