Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has introduced qualifying examination for Directors seeking to become permanent secretaries, stressing that the moved was aimed at setting a solid foundation for a virile state civil service.
Engineer Sule stated this in Lafia while being presented with a report by the committee constituted to conduct examination for eligible directors for appointment into the post of permanent secretary in the state public service.
While noting that the civil service in Nasarawa State presently is weak in spite of the work being carried out by the state Head of Civil Service, the Governor said the decision to set qualifying examination for directors seeking to become permanent secretaries, was in a bid to restructure the civil service and to restore it to its past glory.
According to Engineer Sule, without a virile and committed civil service, all the investments the administration is trying to attract cannot be achieved.
The Governor however assured that, with the nature of appointments in the state, other considerations, aside of the examination, will also play critical role in the selection of the permanent secretaries.
He said, “What we are trying to do, based on my knowledge of administration, is to have some guidance, that the people we are selecting have capacity.”
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