Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Monday appointed Hajia Zainab Abdulmumini?as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

Abdulmumini, until her appointment, was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education.

A statement by the Permanent Secretary, General Services Administration, Mr Bulus Musa, in Lafia, said that ?Al-Makura would inaugurate the new SSG on a date to be announced later.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abdulmumini is the first woman to be appointed SSG since the creation of the state in 1996.

NAN recalls that Al-Makura had dissolved his cabinet in February and removed the former SSG, Mr Hamza Elayo, all commissioners and special advisers.

According to Al-Makura, the dissolution of the cabinet is not meant to witch-hunt anyone, but to ‘inject new blood’ in the administration in order to fast-track its development agenda in the state. (NAN)