Nigeria reshuffles Permanent Secretaries

 Rahila Lassa, Abuja


The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has reshuffled some Permanent Secretaries and accounting officers in the Federal service following the restructuring and creation of new Ministries.

In a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by Director, Communication, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation,Mrs Olawunmi Ogunmosunle said that the circular authorising the reshuffle was signed by the Head of service, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita.

“Further to the creation of new Ministries and restructuring of some Ministries by President Muhammadu Buhari, the following officers will perform the following functions of accounting officer/permanent secretary.

“The personnel are Mr Daudu  Narai – Permanent secretary, Ministry of Special Duties, Mr Louis Edozien – Permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Mr Mbaeri Nnamdi – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs, Dr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse – Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance,” the statement read in part.

It says Dr Muhammed Dikwa is now the Permanent Secretary, Finance (Special Duties), while Mr Ernest Umakhire Permanent Secretary, Finance (Budget and National Planning).

Mrs Anagbogu Nkiruka is the permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs,while Sabiu Zakari is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport.

According to the statement, “Dr Mohammed Bukar – Permanent Secretary Works and Housing, Mr Hassan Musa – Ministry of Aviation, Director (Air Transport Management) to oversee office of the permanent secretary.

“Mrs Anetu-Anne Ajiu, Director, Social Welfare, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs (Director, Social Welfare) to oversee office of the permanent secretary.”

The Head of Service stated that the arrangement takes immediate effect and remains in force until further notice.


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