Governor AbdulRazaq Appoints 10 New Permanent Secretaries

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SWITZERLAND, MAY 15- Governor of Kwara State AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the appointment of 10 new permanent secretaries to head ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) in the state.

Their appointments came barely two weeks after a crop of eight new permanent secretaries were unveiled.

The appointments are with immediate effect.

The Office of the Head of Service and Civil Service Commission are to ensure seamless transition, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, said in a statement yesterday.

The new permanent secretaries are: Shehu Boni Ahmed (Establishment); Olorukooba Isiaka Yinka (Works); Iyabo Banire (Sports); Sabiyatu Kikelomo Grillo (Cabinet, political and Special services); Okanlawon Musa (Water Resources); Jolayemi John Olugbenga (Service Welfare); Abraham Kola Ojo (Environment); Halimot Aduke Eletu (Enterprise); Rabiat Abdulrahman (Communication); and Yusuf Bolakale (Special Duties).

These changes are made to reinvigorate the Civil Service and promote better service delivery, the statement added, thanking the outgoing permanent secretaries for their “selfless service” to the state and wishing them enjoyable retirement.

The governor recently approved the appointment of eight new permanent secretaries, in what was the first batch of the gradual but steady change of guard at the top echelon of the state civil service.

Those recently appointed were Bamigbe Rotimi Williams (Energy); Musa Idris (Justice); Nurudeen Maryam (Agric); Goshi Jiya (Civil Service Commission); Adeosun Mary (Education); Ibrahim Adenike (Social Development); Ayinla Olayiwola (Health); and Alabere Ahmed (Local Government).

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