Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 21 new permanent secretaries in the federal civil service.
Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of the civil service of the federation, announced this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.
The statement listed the permanent secretaries to include Ehuria Ekeoma (Abia), Akpan Sunday (Akwa Ibom), Anagbogu Nkiruka (Anambra), Walson-Jack Esther (Bayelsa), Gekpe Isu(Cross River), Aliboh Lawrence (Delta) and Uwaifo Clement (Edo).
Others are Folayan Olaniyi (Ekiti), Osuji Marcellinus (Imo), Mu’azu Abdulkadir (Kaduna), Sulaiman Lawal (Kano), Abdullahi Mashi (Katsina State), Adebiyi Adekunle (Lagos), Ibrahim Wen (Nasarawa), Odewale Olajide (Ogun) and Adesola Olusade (Ondo).
Also included are Adekunle Adeyemi(Oyo state), Nabasu Bako (Plateau), Ekaro Chukwumuebobo, (Rivers), Umar Bello, (Sokoto) and Aduda Tanimu from the federal capital territory (FCT).
The statement added that their portfolios would be announced in due course.
300 candidates from federal government ministries, departments and agencies sat for the examinations meant to fill in 20 vacant positions of the service.
The candidates went through three levels of examination, including relevant public service and policy issues, information and communication technology (ICT) assessment test and oral interview.