President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, swore in nine new permanent secretaries into the Federal Civil Service.
The president approved the appointment of the new permanent secretaries earlier in December following their success in examinations conducted for them.
The appointment of the new permanent secretaries was sequel to a presidential directive in October that one permanent secretary be appointed from each of the six geo-political zones and for replacement for three who had retired.
The new permanent secretaries sworn in on Wednesday to replace the retired ones were Hassan Musa, Bornu State; Aliyu Ahmed, Niger State; and Olusola Olayinka Idowu, Ogun State.
The six representing the six geo-political zones were Andrew David Adejoh, North-Central; Umar Idris Tijjani, North-East; Dr. Nasir Sani Gwarzo, North-West; Nebeolisa Anako, South-East; Temitope Peter Fashedemi, South-West and Dr. Evelyn Ngige, South-South.
The swearing in of the new permanent secretaries preceded this week’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council.