The Oasis Reporters
December 20, 2017
Seven permanent Secretaries waiting in line for the seniors from their home states to retire first, out of the 22 appointed earlier in the year have had their turn at last.
President Muhammadu Buhari swore them in Wednesday afternoon without making an address.
The brief event took place shortly before the commencement of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Cabinet members and serving permanent secretaries as well as some guests of the new officials were in attendance to witness it.
The newly inaugurated permanent secretaries simply signed the inauguration register as the FEC meeting progressed afterwards.
Those inaugurated on Tuesday were Mustapha Sulaiman (Kano), Adekunle Olusegun Adeyemi (Oyo), Mrs. Ekaro Chukwumogwu (Rivers), Adedayo Apata (Ekiti), Abdulkadri Muazu (Kaduna), Osuji Ndubusi (Imo) and Bitrus Nabasu (Plateau).
Their inauguration was delayed because they can only resume after permanent secretaries representing their states have retired.
15 out of the 22 recently-appointed permanent secretaries had earlier been inaugurated on August 15 by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo when he acted as President at the time President Muhammadu Buhari was away in London on medical vacation.