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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved that re-sit examination be conducted for 23 directors in the federal civil service with a view to appointing four among them as permanent secretaries.

The directors are among those who took part in the last exercise that led to the emergence of 12 permanent secretaries on June 16, 2020.

The 12 permanent secretaries were appointed out of the 16 approved by the President, therefore leaving four vacancies.

According to a circular by the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, the President had approved re-sit examination for directors who did not make the final list in June but who are from Kaduna, Kebbi, Rivers and Zamfara States.

Our correspondent, on Wednesday, obtained a copy of the circular dated August 11, 2020 and titled, ‘Commencement of the process of appointing permanent secretaries to fill existing vacancies in Kaduna, Kebbi, Rivers and Zamfara States.’

The circular read, “Following the outcome of the just concluded 2020 permanent secretaries selection exercise, Mr President has further approved the conduct of re-sit examination for the accredited directors from Kaduna, Kebbi, Rivers and Zamfara states to fill the existing vacancies.

“Consequently, the accredited directors already issued with examination numbers from the four states are eligible to participate.”

According to the circular, the written examination has been scheduled for Monday, August 31, 2020; the ICT test slated for Wednesday, September 2, 2020 and the interactive session to hold on Friday, September 4.

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