The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 21 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOSF), Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, stated this in a statement by Mr Haruna Imrana, Director, Communications in the office on Thursday in Abuja.
The newly-appointed 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) ; Osuji Marcellinus (Imo); Mu’azu Abdulkadir (Kaduna); Sulaiman Lawal (Kano); Abdullahi Mashi (Katsina State); Adebiyi Adekunle, (Lagos); Ibrahim Wen, (Nasarawa); 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 HOSF added that their postings would be announced in due course.
The Daily Times recalls that about 300 candidates from ministries, departments and agencies of the federal government had sat for the examinations meant to fill 20 vacant positions of federal permanent secretaries.
The candidates also 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.
Francesca Iwambe, Abuja