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Tinubu presides over FEC, swears in 8 permanent secretaries

Tinubu presides over FEC, swears in 8 permanent secretaries

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday, swore in eight newly appointed permanent secretaries, as a precursor to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa Abuja.

The new permanent secretaries were recently appointed to fill existing and impending vacancies in some states and geo-political zones in the top administrative cadre of the civil service of the federation.

The permanent secretaries include Emanso Umobong from Akwa Ibom state, who is a fellow of the Medical College of Pathology (FMCpath).

Prior to her new position, Umobong had served at the State House Clinic, where she pioneered the step-wise accreditation of laboratories in the State House Medical Center towards International Standard Organization (ISO) Accreditation for Laboratories, where State House Medical Centre currently has five stars.

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Emeka Obi, who hails from Anambra State, was also sworn in as permanent secretary.

Emeka Obi, also a medical doctor, was born on 5th November 1969 in Oraifite, Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State.

Obi is also skilled in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and its applications in good governance, human resource management, community mobilisation and social development.

He is a member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

He joined the Federal Civil Service on 5th February 2001 as a Dental Officer Grade Level 12 in the State House having obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Degree from the University of Lagos in 1997 and rose through the ranks in the State House Medical Centre to become a Director in the Federal Civil Service in 2018.

The Cabinet members also congratulated the President on his re-election as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

George Akume, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), who spoke on behalf of the ministers, said the West African regional leaders have seen in the president, a committed leader, who is working for the growth and development of the country and Africa as a whole and decided to re-elect him.

He said, “Africa has seen a committed leader and once again saw the need to re-appoint the president as their leader.

“Cabinet members congratulate you, Mr President and we believe that you will continue to do your best. You have our support and loyalty is hundred percent,” he said.