President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the deployment of nine Federal Permanent secretaries to federal ministries.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF), Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, stated this on Tuesday in a circular, HCSF/CMO/AOD/012/IX/59, dated August 3, 2021.

The deployed permanent secretaries are Mr Bitrus Bako Nabasu from Ministry of Petroleum Resource to the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy; Dr Evelyn Ngige, from Service Welfare Office, OHCSF, to Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment; and Mamman Mahmuda, Career Management Office, OHCSF, to Federal Ministry of Health.

Others are Dr Nasir Sani Gwarzo, Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment, to Ministry of Petroleum Resources; and Dr Anthonia Akpabio Ekpa, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs to Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs.

Similarly, the newly appointed permanent secretaries are Dr Onwudiwe Maryanne Ngozi, Dr Ogunbiyi Marcus Olaniyi, Yusuf Ibrahim Idris and Engr, Adebiyi Olusesan Olufunso, who were deployed to Service Welfare Office, OHCSF; Career Management Office, OHCSF; Common Service Office, OHCSF and Federal Ministry of Women Affairs respectively.

The spokesman in the Office of Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHoCSF), Mallam AbdulGaniyu Aminu, said in a statement that the deployments take immediate effect.

“And handing over and taking over process should be completed on or before Friday, 6th August 2021 with the exception of the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health whose takeover will be on 13th August 2021,” Aminu Explained.