Buhari retires 16 perm secs
THE NEW PERMANENT SECRETARIES
Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba
Alhaji Mahmoud Isa-Dutse
Mr. Taiwo Abidogun
Dr. Bukar Hassan
Mrs. Wakama B. Asifieka
Mr. Jalal Ahmad Arabi
Mr. Sabiu Zakari
Mrs. Obiageli P. Nwokedi
Mr. Aminu Nabegu
Mr. Bamgbose O. Oladele
Mr. Alo Williams Nwankwo
Dr. Shehu Ahmed
Mr. Ogbonnaya I. Kalu
Mrs. Nuratu J. Batagarawa
Mr. Christian C. Ohaa
Mr. Bassey Apkanyung
Mr. Louis Edozien
Dr. Ugo Roy
Sixteen permanent secretaries were retired yesterday from the federal civil service.
The Federal Government appointed 18 others and assigned portfolios to 36.
Before yesterday’s sudden overhaul, which Presidency officials said was geared towards strengthening the Service, the permanent secretaries held a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
A source at the meeting said the President informed the permanent secretaries who were leaving that it was time to go and wished them well in their future endeavours.
The source said affected were those senior to the Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita.
Mrs Oyo-Ita, who assumed office on October 21, was said to have wept at the meeting after the names of those to go were unveiled.
A statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said that the appointments and deployments were with effect from yesterday.
Thirty-six ministers-designate will be sworn in today and deployed in ministries.
Although the names of the retired Permanent Secretaries were not made available, some prominent ones are missing on the list. These are: Alhaji Ismaila Aliyu (Defence), Dr. Godknows Igali (Power), Dr. Tunji Olaopa (Science and Technology), Dr. Linus Awute (Health) and Nebolisa Emordi (State House).
The new permanent secretaries are: Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba, Alhaji Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, Mr. Taiwo Abidogun, Dr. Bukar Hassan, Mrs. Wakama Belema Asifieka, Mr. Jalal Ahmad Arabi and Mr. Sabiu Zakari.
The others are: Mrs. Obiageli Phyllis Nwokedi, Mr. Aminu Nabegu, Mr. Bamgbose Olukunle Oladele, Mr. Alo Williams Nwankwo, Dr. Shehu Ahmed, Mr. Ogbonnaya Innocent Kalu, Mrs. Nuratu Jimoh Batagarawa, Mr. Christian Chinyeaka Ohaa, Mr. Bassey Apkanyung, Mr. Louis Edozien and Dr. Ugo Roy.
The Permanent Secretaries in 36 ministries and agencies are: Dr. Shehu Ahmad – (Agric & Rural Development), Mr.Sunday Echono – (Communications), Alh. Sabiu Zakari (Transportation), Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba – (Information & Culture), Amb. Danjuma Sheni (Defence).
Others are Dr. Shade Yemi-Esan (Education), Mrs. Fatima Mede – (Budget & National Planning), Alh. Mahmoud Isa Dutse (Finance), Amb. Bulus Lolo (Foreign Affairs), Dr. Amina Shamaki (Health), Mr. Aliyu Bisalla (Industry, Trade & Investment)
Also deployed are Mr. Bassey Akpanyung (Internal Affairs), Mr. Taiwo Abidogun (Justice), Dr. Habiba Lawal (Science & Tech)., Dr. Clement Iloh (Labour & Productivity), Dr. Jamila Shu’ara (Petroleum Resources), Mrs. Binta Bello (Women Affairs) and Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye (FCT)
The others are: Mrs. Rabi Jimeta (Water Resources), Dr. Bukar Hassan (Environment), Mrs. Wakama B. Asifieka (Niger Delta Affairs), Mr. Istifanus Fuktur (Solid Minerals), Mr. Christian Ohaa (Youth & Sports) Mr. A.G. Magaji (Works & Housing), Mr. Louis Edozien – (Power), Mr. Jalal Arabi (State House).
Also newly deployed are: Mr. Mohammed Bukar (General Services Office, OSGF), Mr. Abbas Mohammed (Ecological Fund Office, OSGF), Dr. Ugo Roy (Council Secretariat), Mr. Aminu Nabegu (Special Services Office, OSGF,) Amb. Bamgbose Akindele (Political Affairs Office, OSGF), Mr. Alo Williams Nwankwo (Economic Affairs Office, OSGF), Mrs. Obiageli Nwokedi (Special Duties Office, OSGF), Mr. Innocent Ogbonnaya (Career Management Office, OHCSF), Mr. S.K.Y. Adelakun (Common Services Office, OHCSF) and Mrs. N. Batagarawa (Service Policy & Strategies Office, OHCSF).
No Permanent Secretary was listed for the Ministry of Aviation.