FEC: President Tinubu Swears In 8 New Permanent Secretaries 

By Temitope Mustapha, Abuja


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has officiated the induction of eight new Federal Permanent Secretaries to address current and anticipated vacancies in various states and geopolitical zones within the senior administrative echelons of the Civil Service of the Federation.

On Wednesday, President Tinubu administered the oath of office to the Permanent Secretaries before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting.

The appointees emerged after stages of the selection process by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. Comprising a written ICT tests.

The appointees are Dr Emanso Umobong Okop of Akwa-Ibom State,  Obi Emeka Vitalis of Anambra State, Fatima Mahmood Sugra Tabi’a of Bauchi State and Danjuma Mohammed Sanusi of Jigawa State

Others are Olusanya Olubunmi-Ondo, Dr  Keshinro Maryam Ismaila of Zamfara State, Akujobi Chinyere Ijeoma (South-East) and Isokpunwu Christopher Osaruwanmwen (South-South).

Before the commencement of the process, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume announced that the FEC meeting was divided into two segments, the swearing of the New Permanent Secretaries and the Council meeting. 

During the ceremony, Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, announced the names of the new Permanent Secretaries and presented their credentials before they took the oath of office administered by President Bola Tinubu.

Also, the Council meeting applauded the re-election of President Tinubu as the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government.

Akume said, “Africa has seen a committed leader and once again saw the need to re-appoint the president as their leader. 

Cabinet members congratulate you, Mr President and we believe that you will continue to do your best. You have our support and loyalty is one hundred per cent,” he said.

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