- The federal government on Friday, Mrch 25, announced the appointment of four new permanent secretaries into the civil service
- Folasade Yemi-Esan, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, made the disclosure through a statement by Mohammed Ahmed Abdullahi,
- Yemi-Esan noted that a date for the swearing-in and deployment of the new appointees would be announced
- The appointment is coming on the heels of the recent massive redeployment of permanent secretaries which was also approved by the president
Nigerian Tribune reports that this followed the recent successful conduct of the selection process of permanent secretaries which is being challenged at the National Industrial Court of Nigeria by some aggrieved directors.
Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, the head of the civil service of the federation made this known on Friday, March 25, in Abuja.
Yemi-Esan in a statement signed by Mohammed Ahmed Abdullahi, the deputy director, press and public relations noted that a date for the swearing-in and deployment of the new appointees would be announced, New Telegraph added.
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According to the statement, the appointed permanent secretaries are Ogbe Mary Ada, Benue state; Shehu Ibrahim Jigawa state, Daju Kachallom Shangti, Plateau state and Jedy-Agba Beatrice Ejodamen, solicitor general of the federation and permanent secretary, federal ministry of justice.
Civil service: 37 directors reportedly fail exam for permanent secretary jobs
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that no fewer than 37 directors in the Nigerian civil service failed a promotion exam for the role of a permanent secretary.
According to the report, another 37 directors who passed the examination, would sit an ICT proficiency test on Thursday, February 24 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Part of a circular quoted in the report read:
“The invited candidates are to note that the ICT proficiency test will take place on Thursday, February 24, 2022, by 8 am at the Muhammadu Buhari Centre, National Intelligence Agency, Asokoro.”
Civil servants react to new government policy, commend Buhari administration
Meanwhile, the national president, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, Tommy Okon, has said the new Duty Tour Allowance (DTA) approved for public servants in the country by Federal Government is a welcome development.
Okon, who spoke with The Guardian newspaper, said civil servants have long expected the new DTA, adding that they are happy with the policy has been adopted.