How 21 new fed­eral permsecs emerged

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ab­bas Ji­moh & Is­mail Mu­dashir

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

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