The new Permanent Secretaries are; Mrs Beatrice Jeddy-Agba, Kachollom Daju, Malla Shehu Ibrahim, and Dr Mary Ogbe.
Among those who witnessed the oath-taking were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan.
Speaking to Voice of Nigeria after their inauguration, Malam Shehu Ibrahim said he will bring his experience to bear, as he assumes duty as a permanent Secretary,
“We are going to give it all, to ensure that we fulfil all the priorities of the President and to ensure that any other policy or agenda of the government is fully implemented to the latter,” he said.
Kachollom Daju, who also spoke to Voice of Nigeria, pledged to abide by her oath and ensure that policies of government are fully adhered to, as she carries out her assignment.
“I’m very elated and I give glory to God for this wonderful day which I have seen after 30 years of service. I assure the President of my unalloyed support and loyalty, to defend the integrity of this country and to ensure that all the policies and programmes of government are translated down to the citizens for whom we are working for,” she pledged.
Meanwhile, the President is presiding over a virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which started immediately after the swearing-in ceremony.
Physically attending the meeting are Ministers of Information and culture, Lai Mohammed, Justice, Abubakar Malami, Agriculture, Mohammed Mahmood, Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, Labor and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, Power Abubakar Aliyu, and interior, Rauf Aregbesola, among others..
All Other Ministers are attending virtually from their various offices in Abuja.
Shortly after the opening formalities, the Cabinet observed a minute silence for former Minister Tonye Graham-Douglas, who died recently at the age of 82.