How 21 new federal permsecs emerged
Political considerations played a role in emergence of some of the 21 newly appointed federal Permanent Secretaries, gathered.
Sources told our correspondent that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo resisted pressure from some top politicians to cancel the examination that produced the new top civil servants.
The acting President however succumbed in appointing some the new permsecs, it was learnt.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF) Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita in a statement yesterday said Osinbajo approved the appointment of the new permsecs after the examination conducted for 300 federal directors.
The appointees are, Ehuria Georgina Ekeoma (Abia) Akpan Edet Sunday (Akwa Ibom) Anagbogu Ifeoma Nkiruka (Anambra) WalsonJack Diiarau Didi Esther (Bayelsa) Gekpe Grace Isu (Cross River) Aliboh Leon Lawrence (Delta) Uwaifo Osarenoma Clement (Edo) and Folayan Ayodele Olaniyi (Ekiti).
Others are, Osuji Ndubisi Marcellinus (Imo) Mu’azu Abdulkadir (Kaduna) Sulaiman Mustapha Lawal (Kano) Abdullahi Abdulazeez Mashi (Katsina) Adebiyi Bolaji Adekunle (Lagos) Ibrahim Musa Wen (Nasarawa) Odewale Samson Olajide (Ogun) Adesola Olusade (Ondo) Adekunle Olusegun Adeyemi (Oyo) Nabasu Bitrus Bako (Plateau) Ekaro Comfort Chukumuebobo (Rivers) Umar Mohammed Bello (Sokoto) and Aduda Gabriel Tanimu (FCT).
Top officials told Daily Trust yesterday in Abuja that the case of FCT, Imo, Kaduna and Oyo states were among those that the Presidency was forced to make political consideration.
Those appointed were said not have emerged tops during the final evaluation report of the 59 directors cleared by the technical committee for the appointment.
An official, who spoke off record, said Senate President Bukola Saraki and the traditional headship in the FCT led the campaign for the appointment of Gabriel Aduda from the FCT.
Gabriel is the immediate younger brother of Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda (PDP, FCT).
Aduda had raised a point of order in the Senate leading to probe of the exercise, on the alleged exclusion of three directors from the FCT, who sat for the examination and were initially dropped.
Citing an exclusive report in Daily Trust on the examination, Aduda said the three directors sat for the examination alongside their colleagues but that names were omitted.
Until his new appointment, Aduda was the Director of Economic Research and Policy Management in the Federal Ministry of Finance, and had also worked in the EFCC and ICPC.
Meanwhile, Senator Aduda yesterday said his younger brother’s emergence was on merit and not as a result of his influence at the Senate.
“Look at his credentials or google Gabriel Aduda, you will see what he has done in his life. Yes, I raised a point of order in the interest of my constituents. Three of them were among the directors qualified for the permanent secretary job. My brother is one of them.
“I did not mark the exams, ask those who conducted it whether he is qualified or not. Is my brother not a Nigerian? Are you saying because he is my brother he should not attain the peak of his career? Thank God he was not brought from the bush, he was a director and he has served in strategic places,” he said last night. their
Adebiyi Bolaji Adekunle, Lagos State
Adekunle Olusegun Adeyemi, Oyo State
Gabriel Tanimu Aduda, FCT