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Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has appointed Mr Yakubu Lamai as his new Chief Press Secretary following a minor cabinet reshuffle.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Zainab Ahmed on Tuesday in Lafia.

It said Al-Makura also made minor cabinet reshuffle by reassigning commissioners to oversee some ministries following the sack of eight commissioners last month.

According to the statement, Mr Hussaini Abubakar, Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, has been moved to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Mr Sonny Agassi, Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development, will oversee Ministries of Agriculture and Water Resources as well as Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

Mr Emmanuel Brass-Yaji, Commissioner of Commerce, Industry and Cooperative is to oversee the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development.

Mohammed Dan-Azumi, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, is to oversee the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

Mohammed Wada of Works, Housing and Transport Ministry is to take charge of the Ministry of Rural and Community Development.

Mr Hamza Elayo, Commissioner for Information and Ethical Reorientation, has been assigned to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism as well as the State Planning Commission.

According to the statement, all the appointments are with immediate effect.

Al-Makura, had on September 21, sacked eight commissioners and five of his aides of their appointment without giving reasons for the action.

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