President Buhari Swears In Six New Permanent Secretaries

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, swore in six new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.

The swearing-in took place shortly before the commencement of this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting.

The appointees and their states of origin are: Mahmud Kambari (Borno State), Esuabana Nko-Asanye (Cross River), Lamuwa Ibrahim (Gombe), (Yakubu Kofar-Mata (Kano), Oloruntola Michael (Ogun) and Richard Pheelangwah (Taraba State).

While reading the citation of the new officers, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the event marked the culmination of a weeks-long pre-qualification exercise for directors by the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.

“Mr President, six persons have fulfilled the conditions as permanent secretaries after a selection exercise recently conducted for directors.

“This exercise involved competency tests and interactions with a wide range of stakeholders,” he said.

The swearing-in comes barely one month after Buhari approved the appointments of the PS.

The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, had on March 29 announced that the President approved the appointment of the six PS in the Federal Civil Service following the recently conducted selection process.

Afterwards, the Federal Executive Council began in earnest with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Head of Civil Service, the President’s Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, and National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.) in attendance.

(Source: The Punch)

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