President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn-in the remaining seven permanent Secretaries out of the 22 appointed earlier in the year.
The brief event took place on Wednesday shortly before the commencement of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Cabinet members and serving Permanent Secretaries and some guests of the new officials were in attendance.
The President however, did not deliver any inauguration address after the signing of the inauguration register as the FEC meeting progressed afterwards.
Those inaugurated were; Mustapha Sulaiman (Kano), Adekunle Olusegun Adeyemi (Oyo), Mrs. Ekaro Chukwumogwu (Rivers), Adedayo Apata (Ekiti), Abdulkadri Muazu (Kaduna), Osuji Ndubusi (Imo) and Bitrus Nabasu (Plateau).
Their inauguration was delayed because they can only resume after permanent secretaries representing their states have retired.
The Daily Times recalls that 15 out of the 22 recently-appointed permanent secretaries had earlier been inaugurated on August 15 by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo when he acted as President.
Mathew Dadiya, Abuja