President Muhmmadu Buhari has sworn in 12 permanent secretaries before the start of the ongoing 13th weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.
The event, which took place at the Council Chambers, was witnessed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The permanent secretaries, who were appointed in June in a statement issued by the Head of Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, are: Belgore Shuaib Mohammad Lomido, Kwara; Akinlade Oluwatoyin, Kogi; Ekpa Anthonia Akpabio, Cross River; Alkali Bashir Nura, Kano; Ardo Babayo Kumo, Gombe and Anyanwutaku Adaora lfeoma, Anambra.
Others are: Udoh Moniloja Omokunmi, Oyo; Hussaini Babangida, Jigawa; Mohammed Aliyu Ganda, Sokoto; Mahmuda Mamman, Yobe; Meribole Emmanuel Chukwuemeka, Abia and Tarfa Yerima Peter, Adamawa.
The President also swore in commissioners for Federal Civil Service Commission, Idahagbon Henry, and Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Usman Hassan.
The Ministers, who are physically present at the ongoing council meeting, are: Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed; Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello, and Water Resources, Sulieman Adamu.
Others, who are in attendance, are; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (retd).
The Head of Service of the Federation, Yemi-Esan and ministers are joining via video from their various offices.