President Buhari appoints new Permanent Secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has  appointed new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service.

This was in a circular issued yesterday in Abuja by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan.

According to her, the new permanent secretaries will fill the vacancies created by retired and those retiring in the year 2021 from Ekiti, Enugu, Katsina, Lagos and Nasarawa states.

She explained that only officers in the Federal Civil Service who had attained the position of substantive Director on Grade Level 17 on or before January 1, 2019, are qualified for the positions.

Besides, she noted that those who had updated their records on the IPPIS verification portal and are from the affected states were also qualified for the positions.

“Those who are not retiring from service before Dec. 31, 2022 are also eligible to participate. Officers who are under disciplinary actions are  excluded from the exercise,” she said.

The Head of Civil Service of the federation said the permanent secretaries were asked to forward a list of eligible directors on Grade Level (GL) 17 in their ministries.

“Brief on each of the directors should be produced in Microsoft word, which should be submitted in both 20 hard copies and soft copies, via email to ohcsfemd@gov.ng and also in a flash drive with evidence of state of origin, not acquired by marriage, in the case of female directors.

“The required documents are expected to reach the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, on or before 4 p.m on Friday, April 30.

“Selection process will require several written  examinations, computer proficiency test, Microsoft word, Excel and Power Point and some interactive sessions” she said.

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