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Al-Makura Reshuffles Cabinet, Heads Of Tertiary Institutions
By Godwin Ojoshimite
Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has effected a cabinet reshuffle which moved around most commissioners, just as he made far reaching changes in the leadership of tertiary institutions in the state.
The governor made this known through a statement made available to pressmen from Government House, Lafia.
The commissioner for finance and economic development, Mohammed Musa Dan’azumi, is now expected to oversee the ministry local government and chieftaincy affairs.
Hussaini Abubakar was moved from the ministry of education and science technology to head the finance and economic development ministry.
Also, Danladi Madaki Usha is now to oversee the agriculture and water resources portfolio, moving from the ministry for environment & natural resource.
Usha is to be replaced in the environment ministry by the commissioner for culture and tourism, Adamu Mu’azu Adogi while Samuel Meshi moves from the agriculture and water resources ministry to oversee culture & tourism.
The statement also said that Godwin Mbatsav moves from the community and rural development ministry the sport and youth development portfolio.
Angama weibey takes over at the community and rural development ministry while Sani Yakubu Nauwa has been transferred to education and technology from the local government and chieftaincy affairs ministry.
Also, in changes made in the education sector, Rebecca Isaac Umaru has been designated to take over from Dr. Hosea Tsaku as the provost College of Education, Akwanga.
Mohammed Danladi Salihu has been appointed to take over from Jonathan Kuje as Provost of the College of Agriculture, Lafia.
The statement also indicated that Emmanuel Jattau has been removed as Rector of Nasarawa State Polytechnic Lafia to be replaced by Silas D. Gyar.
Meanwhile, the people of Eggons are crying fowl play in the change of heads tertiary institutions.
An Eggon, who does not want to be named, said the governor refused to make permanent the appointment of the former heads because they are of Eggon extraction.
He observed that that if the governor continues to shortchange Eggon people, he may not get their support in the next election.
It would be recalled that the Eggons have been having a rough relationship with Governor Almakura since the Ombatse crisis started.