President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval for the process of appointing 16 new permanent secretaries to fill up the existing vacancies in 16 states of the federation.
Director of Information, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), A Mrs. Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, conveyed the approval in a statement on Tuesday.
States involves are Abia, Anambra, Cross River, Kaduna, Kwara, Kebbi, Kano, Oyo, Rivers, Sokoto, Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe and Jigawa, Zamfara and Kogi.
Meanwhile, the President has also approved the commencement of the process for the selection of eligible directors to fill various vacancies.
The statement said officers who attained the substantive rank of director, on Salary Grade level 17 on or before Jan. 1, 201 8, will also participate in the exercise.
It directed Ministries/Offices are requested to forward the list of all eligible directors on SGL 17.
The government requested confidential and personal files, twenty copies of their Curriculum Vitae, brief on each of the directors among others.
“Evidence of State of origin which, in the case of female directors, is not acquired by marriage is also to be produced,” the statement said.