Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved the appointment of 36 permanent secretaries for various ministries, departments and agencies in the state.
This is coming barely a month after 33 permanent secretaries were sacked as part of the state civil service reform programme.
Three additional offices of the permanent secretaries have since been created.
In a statement signed by the Head of Civil Service (HOCS), Mohammad Auwal Naiya, all acting permanent secretaries were directed to report to the government house for administrative brief.
According to the statement, the new appointments were “in pursuit of consolidating the reform initiatives of the present administration towards entrenching greater efficiency and productivity,”
The new permanent secretaries will subsequently be posted to various ministries, agencies and departments of the state government.
It would be recalled of the number of those relieved of their appointment, 12 were re-absorbed after a screening exercise.
Prior to the appointment, 160 applicants, including the ousted permanent secretaries directors on level 16, applied for the slots.
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