The Acting President , Prof . Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 21 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service .
Mrs Winifred Oyo – Ita , Head of the Civil Service of the Federation by Mr Haruna Imrana , Director , Communications in the office on Thursday in Abuja .
The permanent secretaries are Ehuria Ekeoma (Abia State ); 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 state ); Osuji Marcellinus ( Imo ); Mu ’ azu Abdulkadir ( Kaduna ); Sulaiman Lawal (Kano ); Abdullahi Mashi (Katsina State ); Adebiyi Adekunle , ( Lagos ); Ibrahim Wen , ( NasarawaS tate); Odewale Olajide ( Ogun) and Adesola Olusade ( Ondo State ) .
The rest are Adekunle Adeyemi , ( Oyo state ); Nabasu Bako , ( Plateau ); Ekaro Chukwumuebobo , ( Rivers); Umar Bello, (Sokoto State ) and Aduda Tanimu from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) .
The statement added that their portfolios would be announced in due course .
300 candidates from ministries, departments and agencies of the federal government , sat for the examinations meant to fill 20 vacant positions of federal permanent secretaries .
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 , within one week.