Daniel, Clifford Ndujihe, Favour Nnabugwu & Levinus
ABUJA — THE shape of the federal civil service, engine
room of government,
in greater clarity, yesterday, as President Muhammadu
Buhari fired 16 permanent secretaries, appointed 18 new
ones and deployed a total of 36 perm
the deployments are anything to go by, the
President might work with 25 ministries, seven
less than the 32 that his predecessor, Dr
Goodluck Jonathan operated, as 25 of the 36
permanent secretaries were deployed to
11 were deployed to various offices in The Presidency,
Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the
Federation (OHCSF), and Office of the Secretary to the
Government of the Federation (OSGF).
Ministries that may have been scrapped or merged with
others include Aviation, Lands and Urban Development,
Trade and Investment, Police Affairs, Youth Development,
Interior, Tourism and Communication Technology.
18 new perm secs.
appointed included Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba, Alhaji
Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, Mr. Taiwo Abidogun, Dr. Bukar Hassan,
Mrs. Wakama Belema Asifieka, Mr. Jalal Ahmad Arabi, Mr.
Sabiu Zakari, Mrs. Obiageli Phyllis Nwokedi, Mr. Aminu
Nabegu and Mr. Bamgbose Olukunle Oladele.
Others are Mr. Alo Williams Nwankwo, Dr. Shehu Ahmed,
Mr. Ogbonnaya Innocent Kalu, Mrs. Nuratu Jimoh
Batagarawa, Mr. Christian Chinyeaka Ohaa, Mr. Bassey
Akpanyung, Mr. Louis Edozien and Dr. Ugo Roy.
In the same vein, the President also approved the
deployment of the Permanent Secretaries as follows: Dr.
Shehu Ahmad (Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural
Development); Arch. Sunday Echono (Federal Ministry .
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