Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has downsized the 18 existing ministries in the state to 13.
Mr Sule made the announcement during a Stakeholders meeting in Lafia.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the five affected ministries which have been scrapped and merged with re-established ones include Special Education, Science and Technology; Higher Education; Housing and Urban Development; Community Development and Water Resources.
The 13 new ministries are Education, Health, Land and Urban Development, Environment and Natural Resources, Youths and Sports Development, Justice, Finance and Economic Planning.
Others include, Local Government, Community and Chieftaincy Affairs; Women and Social Development; Works, Housing and Transport; Agriculture and Water Resources; Trade Industries and Investment; and information culture and tourism
The governor said the development was to ensure that ministries are reduced into a manageable size and avoid conflicting roles
He said his administration was working towards strengthening MDAs for effective service delivery and appealed for the support of stakeholders.