Al-Makura, Nasarawa gov. reshuffles cabinet

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Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has reshuffled his cabinet. According to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Hajiya Zainab Abdulmumin, in Lafia, the reshufflement which saw eight commissioners redeployed was to ensure effective governance of the state.

The Commissioner for Local Government, Yakubu Hauwa, was redeployed to Education, Science and Technology, while Adamu Mua’zu, Culture and Tourism, moved to Environment and Natural Resources.

The Commissioner for Environment, Danladi Madaki, moved to Agriculture and Water Resources and Hussaini Abubakar, moved from Education to Finance and Economic Development.

The former Commissioner for Finance, Muhammad Dan’azimi, takes charge of Local Government, while the Commissioner for Agriculture, Samuel Meshi, takes charge of Tourism and Culture.

The Commissioners for Rural and Community Development, Godwin Mbatsav, and Sports and Youth Development, Angama Weibey, swapped positions.

It said the governor had also approved the appointment of rector and provosts of the state-owned tertiary institutions.

They are: Dr Rebecca Umaru, Acting Provost, College of Education, Akwanga; Dr Muhammad Salihu, Acting Provost, College of Agriculture Lafia; and Dr Silas Gyar, Acting Rector, Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia.

The SSG said the appointment was in line with the determination of the present administration to reposition and strengthen tertiary education in the state.

She said the governor approved the appointments based on the recommendations of the reports of the Visitation Panels.

She said the appointments of the new heads of the tertiary institutions and the redeployment of commissioners were with immediate effect.

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