​The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 21 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service.

Mrs Winifred Oyo- Ita , Head of the Civil Service of the Federation , announced this in a statement by Mr Haruna Imrana, Director, Communications in the office on Thursday in Abuja .

The permanent secretaries are Ehuria Ekeoma (Abia State); Akpan Sunday (Akwa Ibom ); Anagbogu Nkiruka (Anambra ); Walson- Jack Esther (Bayelsa); Gekpe Isu(Cross River); Aliboh Lawrence (Delta ) and Uwaifo Clement ( Edo ).

Others are Folayan Olaniyi (Ekiti state); Osuji Marcellinus (Imo ); Mu’azu Abdulkadir (Kaduna ); Sulaiman Lawal (Kano); Abdullahi Mashi (Katsina State); Adebiyi Adekunle , (Lagos); Ibrahim Wen , (NasarawaS tate); Odewale Olajide (Ogun ) and Adesola Olusade (Ondo State).

The rest are Adekunle Adeyemi , ( Oyo state); Nabasu Bako , (Plateau ); Ekaro Chukwumuebobo, ( Rivers); Umar Bello, (Sokoto State) and Aduda Tanimu from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The statement added that their portfolios would be announced in due course .

300 candidates from ministries , departments and agencies of the federal government, sat for the examinations meant to fill 20 vacant positions of federal permanent secretaries .

The candidates went through three levels of examination , including relevant public service and policy issues , Information and Communication Technology (ICT ) assessment test and oral interview , within one week .



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