President Muhammadu Buhari swore in 16 of the 18 newly appointed permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.
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It seems that President Muhammadu Buhari has embraced a different approach in choosing permanent secretaries, as traditional written and oral tests before appointment were replaced with the “more rigorous selection process”.
Speaking shortly after administering the oath of office on the new permanent secretaries, the president tasked them to see their appointment as an emergency call to duty as they came at a time when the nation’s economy was ailing.
Sixteen new appointees who have taken the oath of office include Ayotunde Adesugba, Taiwo Abidogun, Bukar Hassan, Wakama Belema Asifieka, Jalal Ahmad Arabi, Sabiu Zakari, Obiageli Phyllis Nwokedi and Aminu Nabegu.
Others are Alo Williams Nwankwo, Shehu Ahmed, Ogbonnaya Innocent Kalu, Nuratu Jimoh Batagarawa, Christian Chinyeaka Ohaa, Bassey Akpanyung, Louis Edozien and Ugo Roy. Dr. Mahmoud Isa-Dutse and Bamgbose Olukunle Oladele would be sworn in later as they were out of the country at the time of the ceremony.