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Buhari Sacks 17 Permanent Secs, Appoints 18 New Ones


By Alex Agbo in Abuja

With the appointment of new permanent secretaries, it has emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari has retired some other permanent secretaries.

The appointment of 18 new PS and the redeployment of the officers came ahead of the inauguration of the new cabinet on Wednesday.

President Buhari may give only 25 of the 36 ministers approved by the Senate portfolios while the remaining 11 may just sit in council as ministers without portfolios.

A statement on Tuesday by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the president had approved the appointment of the following as Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service:

1. Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba

2. Alhaji Mahmoud Isa-Dutse

3. Mr. Taiwo Abidogun

4. Dr. Bukar Hassan

5. Mrs. Wakama Belema Asifieka

6. Mr. Jalal Ahmad Arabi

7. Mr. Sabiu Zakari

8. Mrs. Obiageli Phyllis Nwokedi

9. Mr. Aminu Nabegu

10. Mr. Bamgbose Olukunle Oladele

11. Mr. Alo Williams Nwankwo

12. Dr. Shehu Ahmed

13. Mr. Ogbonnaya Innocent Kalu

14. Mrs. Nuratu Jimoh Batagarawa

15. Mr. Christian Chinyeaka Ohaa

16. Mr. Bassey Apkanyung

17. Mr. Louis Edozien

18. Dr. Ugo Roy

President Buhari also approved the deployment of Federal Permanent Secretaries as follows:

1. Dr. Shehu Ahmad     –        Fed. Min. of Agric & Rural Development

2. Arch Sunday Echono         –        Fed. Min. of Communications

3. Alh. Sabiu Zakari      –        Fed. Min. of Transportation

4. Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba – Fed. Min. of Information & Culture

5. Amb. Danjuma Sheni        – Fed. Min. of Defence

6. Dr. Shade Yemi-Esan        –        Fed. Min. of Education

7. Mrs. Fatima Mede             –        Budget & National Planning

8. Alh. Mahmoud Isa Dutse – Fed. Min. of Finance

9. Amb. Bulus Lolo      –        Fed. Min of Foreign Affairs

10. Dr. Amina Shamaki         –        Fed. Min. of Health

11. Mr. Aliyu Bisalla      -Fed. Min. of Industry, Trade & Investment

12. Mr. Bassey Akpanyung    – Fed. Min. of Internal Affairs

13. Mr. Taiwo Abidogun        – Fed. Ministry of Justice

14. Dr. Habiba Lawal   –        Fed. Min. of Science & Tech.

15. Dr. Clement Illoh    –        Fed. Min. of Labour & Productivity

16. Dr. Jamila Shu’ara           –        Fed. Min of Petroleum Resources

17. Mrs. Binta Bello                –        Fed. Min of Women Affairs

18. Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye     –        Federal Capital Territory

19. Mrs. Rabi Jimeta             –        Fed. Min. of Water Resources

20. Dr. Bukar Hassan            –        Fed. Min of Environment

21. Mrs. Wakama B. Asifieka – Fed. Min. of Niger Delta Affairs

22. Mr. Istifanus Fuktur       –        Fed. Min. of Solid Minerals

23. Mr. Christian Ohaa          –        Fed. Min of Youth & Sports

24. Engr. A.G. Magaji            –        Fed. Min. of Works & Housing

25. Mr. Louis Edozien           –        Fed. Min. of Power

26. Mr. Jalal Arabi                 –        State House

27. Mr. Mohammed Bukar  – General Services Office, OSGF

28. Mr. Abbas Mohammed   – Ecological Fund Office, OSGF

29. Dr. Ugo Roy  –        Council Secretariat

30. Mr. Aminu Nabegu         –        Special Services Office, OSGF

31. Amb. Bamgbose Akindele         –        Political Affairs Office, OSGF

32. Mr. Alo Williams Nwankwo     –        Economic Affairs Office, OSGF

33. Mrs. Obiageli Nwokedi    –        Special Duties Office, OSGF

34. Mr. Innocent Ogbonnaya         -Career Management Office, OHCSF

35. Mr. S.K.Y. Adelakun        –        Common Services Office, OHCSF

36. Mrs. N. Batagarawa – Service Policy & Strategies Office, OHCSF

The new appointments and deployments are with effect from November 10, 2015.



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