Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has effected a minor cabinet reshuffle to reinvigorate the machinery of government for better service delivery especially in the media department.
The changes affected the media department of the governor where the directorate of strategic communication and press affairs is now separated into two different departments.
According to the Governor, Malam Yakubu Lamai, is now the Director General, Strategic communications and event management while Ibrahim Inuwa Addra who was appointed recently is now the Chief Press Secretary and official spokesman of the governor.
The governor who stated this Friday during the emergency state executive council meeting officially unveiled a new Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Addra.
Governor Sule thank Addra, a seasoned broadcast journalist for accepting the role of the CPS and expressed confidence that the new CPS will engender a much vibrant communication, especially with the media.
“The state is trying everything possible to receive all the attention because of the attraction we want to continue to receive from investors that we will continue to invite to the state, it is my strong belief that Addra, as the new CPS will straighten the media team,” he said
Recall that shortly after the appointment of Ibrahim Addra as the new CPS by the governor last Thursday, the then DG strategic communication and press affairs Yakubu Lamai issued a statement in one of the national daily countering the governor that despite the appointment of a new CPS, his office remains in existence as the official spokesman of the governor.
According to Malam Yakubu Lamai “Addra will be joining Malam Yakubu Lamai who remains the DG strategic communication and press affairs to his excellency, Governor Abdullahi Sule,” he said.
The clarification by the Governor became necessary following a counter statement by Mr Lamai insisting that despite the governor’s decision to appoint a new CPS, his office remaisulens in existence.