His Excellency. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State has approved the appointment of Yakubu Lamai as the Director General Strategic Communications and Press Affairs to the Executive Governor with effect from today, Thursday, 26th July, 2018.

2. Yakubu Lamaiís functions will be to interact with the citizens. organizations and communities on behalf of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and speak to public policy issues which emanate directly from His Excellency and also conduct appropriate liaison with Media Organizations and related associations in providing a comprehensive media and corporate management strategy for the Government.

3. Yakubu Lamai is an award winning. Filmmaker, writer, broadcaster and an alumni of the Ford Foundation Fellowship. Lamai hold an MFA in Film from Ohio University and a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Nigeria Defense Academy among an array of academic qualifications.

4. 'The Governor has equally approved the appointment of Dr. Ikrama Hassan as the Chief Medical Director, Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia with effect from today, Thursday, 26th July. 2018.

5. Dr. lkrama Hassan obtained a Bachelor of Medicine. Bachelor of Surgery from Usman Danfodio University Sokoto among other qualifications which include but not limited to a Masters in Disaster Risk at the Ahmadu Bello University. Zaria, Masters in Pubic Health from University of lbadan. Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians (Consultant); and Fellowship of International Programme in Public Health Leadership from University of Washington. Seattle USA.

6. Dr. Ikrama is a member of the Nigerian Medical Association , Medical and Dental Consultants of Nigeria and Association of Public Health Physician of Nigeria.

7. His Excellency Umaru Tanko Al-Makura Governor of Nasarawa State has further approved the appointment of Mohammed Ali as the Special Adviser on Youths , Students and NGOs with effect from today , Thursday , 26th July, 2018.

8. Dr. Bello Ruth Nabe of the Department of Internal Medicine of the Federal Medical Centre Keffi has equally been as the Executive Director , NASACA with immediate effect Dr. Ruth Nabe Bello hails from Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

9. In another development the Governor has approved the suspension of the General Manger of Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) , Alh. Maiwada Idris with immediate effect and is directed to handover immediately to the Permanent Secretary General Administration . All relevant staff in CSDA are henceforth to report to the Permanent Secretary General Administration , Office of the Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State .

10. His Excellency conveys his warm congratulations to the new appointees and wishes them a successful stint in their various offices.

Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi
Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State