Buhari swears in 9 new permanent secretaries

Buhari swears in 9 new permanent secretaries

- President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in new permanent secretaries

- The swearing-in ceremony was conducted at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja

- One of the new appointees, Evelyn, is the wife of Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment

During the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, December 18, President Muhammadu Buhari swore in nine new permanent secretaries.

The oath of office on the new appointees was personally administered by President Buhari, Nigerian Tribune reports.

One of the new permanent secretaries, Evelyn Ngige, is the wife of the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige.

The names of the new appointees are given below:

1. Engr Hassan Musa (Borno state)

2. Aliyu Ahmed (Niger),

3. Olusola Idowu (Ogun)

4. David Andrew (Kogi)

5. Umar Tijanni (northeast)

6. Sani Gwarzo (northwest)

7. Nebolisa Ananko (southeast)

8. Temitope Fashehun from (South)

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9. Evelyn Ngige (Delta state)

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the appointment of nine new nine permanent secretaries had gotten the approval of President Buhari.

A statement issued on behalf of Folasade Yemi-Esan, the acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, on Wednesday, December 4, revealed this.

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Legit.ng gathered that Yemi-Esan said the new appointees will soon be sworn in and portfolios will be assigned to them.

The appointees were drawn from all the six geo-political zones in the country, in alignment with the federal character principle which was put in place to check uneven federal appointments.

In another post, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, December 4, confirmed the appointment of some Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission appointed by President Buhari.

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The Senate at the plenary confirmed that it had received and considered the report of the committee on INEC on the confirmation of appointments of the RECs.

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