Buhari approves process for appointing new Permanent Secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has given his approval for the Federal Civil Service to begin the process of naming new Permanent Secretaries.

The new intakes will fill vacancies left by retirees and those who will retire in 2021 from the states of Ekiti, Enugu, Katsina, Lagos, and Nasarawa.

In a circular ref: HCSF/CMO/AOD/012/IX/4 signed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, only officers in the mainstream Federal Civil Service who had attained the position of substantive Director on Grade Level 17 on or before 1st January 2019, and who had updated their records on the IPPIS Verification portal and are from the affected states and are not retiring from service earlier than 31st of December 2022 are eligible to participate. Officers undergoing disciplinary proceedings are excluded from the exercise.

Permanent Secretaries are further requested to forward the list of all eligible Directors on SGL 17 in their Ministries, their confidential and personnel files, Twenty (20) copies of their Curriculum Vitae.

Permanent Secretaries should also submit a list of all qualifying Directors on SGL 17 in their Ministries, as well as their confidential and personnel files and twenty (20) copies of their curriculum vitae.

Briefs on each of the Directors should be written in Microsoft Word and sent in both hard(20) and soft(20) copies via email to ohcsfemd@gov.ng, as well as on a flash drive, with proof of State of Origin not acquired by marriage in the case of Female Directors.

On or before 4 p.m. on Friday, April 30th, 2021, the required documents must be received by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

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Written exams, ICT proficiency assessments, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and an interactive session with a diverse panel of experts and practitioners will all be part of the selection process.

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