In a circular with reference number HCSF/CMO/AOD/012/IX/59, dated August 3, 2021, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF), Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, said president Buhari approved deployment of 9 permanent secretaries.
The deployment affected Mr Bitrus Bako Nabasu from Ministry of Petroleum Resource to the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy; Dr Evelyn Ngige, from Service Welfare Office, OHCSF, to Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment; Mamman Mahmuda, Career Management Office, OHCSF, to Federal Ministry of Health; Dr Nasir Sani Gwarzo, Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment, to Ministry of Petroleum Resources; and Dr Anthonia Akpabio Ekpa, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs to Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs.
The deployment according to Mallam AbdulGaniyyu Aminu spokeman of the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation is with immediate effect.
Others affected include the newly appoint permanent secretaries; Dr Onwudiwe Maryanne Ngozi, Dr Ogunbiyi Marcus Olaniyi, Yusuf Ibrahim Idris and Engr, Adebiyi Olusesan Olufunso, who were deployed to Service Welfare Office, OHCSF; Career Management Office, OHCSF; Common Service Office, OHCSF and Federal Ministry of Women Affairs respectively.
“And handing over and taking over process should be completed on or before Friday, 6th August 2021 with the exception of the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health whose takeover will be on 13th August 2021,” the statement noted.