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Buhari swears in four Perm Secs



President Muhmmadu Buhari has sworn in four newly appointed Permanent Secretaries of the Federal Civil Service.

The brief ceremony took place before the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in the Council Chambers of the State House in Abuja.

The four new Permanent Secretaries, comprising three men and a woman, are completing the list of 16 persons appointed in June among whom 12 had been sworn in over a month ago.

The new permanent secretaries are: Mr. James Sule (Kaduna); Mr. Ismaila Abubakar (Kebbi); Mrs. Ibiene Patricia Roberts (Rivers); and Mr. Shehu Aliyu Shinkafi (Zamfara).

The weekly virtual FEC meeting started immediately after the brief swearing-in ceremony.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno, and four ministers physically attended the meeting.

Other top government officials at the meeting included Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; and the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr. Clement Agba.

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