The Federal Government has commenced the process of appointing five new permanent secretaries into the Federal Civil Service.
The new permanent secretaries are expected to be from Lagos, Ekiti, Enugu, Katsina and Nasarawa State
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this in a circular dated March 29, 2021, a copy of which our correspondent obtained on Tuesday.
According to the circular, those who qualify to participate in the selection process are civil servants from the five states and who have become directors on Salary Grade Level 17.
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The circular addressed to heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, reads partly, “Mr President has approved the commencement of the process for the appointment of new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service to fill vacancies of retired and those retiring in 2021 for Ekiti, Enugu, Katsina, Lagos and Nasarawa States from eligible directors.
“Consequently, officers in the mainstream Federal Civil Service, who had attained the position of substantive director on Salary Grade Level 17 on or before January 1, 2019, and who had updated their records on the IPPIS Verification Portal and are from Ekiti, Enugu, Katsina, Lagos and Nasarawa States; and are not retiring from service earlier than December 31, 2022, are eligible to participate.
“Officers undergoing disciplinary proceedings are however excluded from the exercise.”
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