Governor, Nasarawa State of Nigeria

Press Release

Reshuffle of Nasarawa State Executive Council

His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Almakura Governor of Nasarawa State has in his quest to further reposition and strengthen the public service, has approved the reshuffle of the Executive Council as follows:
1. Abdulkarim Kana moves to Justice
2. Yusuf Shehu Usman moves to Information, Culture and Tourism
3. Abdulhamid Kwarra moves to Environment
4. Gabriel Akaaka moves to Water Resources
The reshuffle is with immediate effect .


His Excellency, the Governor of Nasarawa State, Alh. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has graciously approved the engagement of 2,140 qualified teachers into the services of the state.

This is in line with Governor's quest for providing quality Education in the State.

List of candidates have been placed in all the 19 Area Offices across the state and 13 Local Government Headquarters. Consequently, the candidates are hereby requested to report to the Ministry of Education for documentation and orientation effective from Monday, 26Th March, 2018 to 13Th April, 2018.
List of 2,140 Teachers Employed By Nasarawa State Government

Permanent Secretary
For: Hon. Commissioner

Nasarawa State pays November 2017 Retirees Entitlements

His Excellency, the Governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-makura, in continuation of Nasarawa state Government's policy to ensure payment of pensioners their entitlements, has approved the 5th in the series of the payment of retirement benefits to retired State Civil Servants,
2. Thus, the following beneficiaries are to report to Nasarawa state pension Bureau with the following documents for payment from Wednesday, 15th November 2017.
i. National Identification card, or valid driver's licence or voter's card
ii. Original copy of Retirement Letter
iii. Two recent coloured passport photograph
iv. Next of kin are expected to come along with letter of administration in addition to the aforementioned above. List of Beneficiaries


Governor Umaru Tanko Al - Makura of Nasarawa State has approved the composition of the Amirul Hajj team and the official delegation to 2015 Annual Hajj Pilgrimage.

The members are as Follows

1. Senator Abdullahi Adamu. -Amirul Hajj and chairman

2. HRH Sangarin Shabu, Mahmud Umar Bwala -Member

3. Abdullahi Shehu - Member

4. Justice Maiwada Abdullahi - Member

5. Aliyu Bello - Member

6. Mohammed Sabo Keana - Member

7. Yahaya Bello - Member

8. Amirah Ruqayya J. Ali - Member

9. Dr Mohammed Buba - Member

10. Ahmed Muhammad Wamba - Member


Ahmed Tukur

Special Assistant ( Media & Publicity )


The attention of Nasarawa State government has been drawn to Page 12 of Daily Trust publication of Wednesday 29th July, 2015 with caption “N4bn debt: parents in Nasarawa appealed to WAEC”. Nasarawa State Government wishes to state that it’s not indebted to WAEC as portrayed by the publication.

We wish to make it categorically clear that the State has not made any commitment with regard to payment of WAEC fees for student of public schools. But rather, the state has since assumption of office in 2011 been paying NECO examination fees for all students in public schools. This is in consonance with the Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura free education policy.

We call on the public to disregard the report, and urges media practitioners to always cross check their fact from relevant government agencies for clarification before going to the press.

Ahmed Tukur
Special Assistant (Media & Publicity)
31st July, 2015


His Excellency the Governor of Nasarawa State has given approval for the following appointments:

Nasiru Tanko Principal Private Secretary (PPS)

Dr. Salisu Mohammed Raj- SSA Millennium Development Goals (MDG)

Yakubu Lamai – SSA Public Affairs

Lawrence Adda Adari – SSA

Hasssan Abari Ogbole– SSA

Ibrahim Usman Jibrin- SSA

Mohammed Nuhu Sarki- SA Special Duties

Ahmed Muhammed Tukur- SA Media & Publicity

All appointments take effect from Thursday 4th June, 2015

Announced by Zainab T. Ahmed, SSG


His Excellency Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura has expressed dismay with the attitude of some civil servants in the state who abandon their duty post and only appear at month end to collect salaries without commiserate service delivery

The Governor said that Government will not condone any act of insubordination and truancy, and as from now Henceforth, government will not hesitate to apply sanctions in accordance with civil service rules against anybody caught indulging in such act which will also be viewed as sabotage against government effort

Consequently upon that, His Excellency has said that ministries and parastatals will introduce quarterly evaluation to access the performance of civil servants in the state.

In view of that, the state government will conduct internal census in all ministries and parastatals to ensure compliance with its directives and strict adherence to civil service rules and regulations....Read more


It is with deep sadness and total submission to the will of the Almighty, we mourn the passing away of Hon. Godwin Chindo,(Executive Chairman Karu Lgc) who went to The Lord on Saturday 30th May, 2015. He will truly be missed. Rest in peace Honorable Chairman.


Governor Umaru Tanko Al - Makura of Nasarawa State wish to assure the people of the state, especially Lafia, the state capital that the state government will soon commence the allocation of lock up shops to genuine traders at the international market along Kwandere road, Lafia.

The model market with over 5000 shops is designed to ensure safety and easy access to facilities. The State Governor is aware of the difficulty faced by both traders and customers in the old market as a result of congestion and poor sanitary conditions and decided to relocate them to the new market.

Al - Makura hopes that the International market will complement the new market presently occupied by traders and boast the economy and revenue generation of the state. He commended the traders for their level of Maturity and understanding in complying with governments directive to relocate to the new market.

He equally thanked various association with in the market for their effort in sensitizing their members.

Ahmed Tukur
Special Assistant ( Media & Publicity )