The Federal Government has shortlisted 48 Directors for the final examination towards the appointment as Permanent Secretaries in the federal civil service.
The 48 candidates emerged successful out of the 87 candidates that sat for the second set of examinations for applicants, which was held on Monday.
The remaining 39 candidates failed the examination which was an Information and Communication Technology(ICT) based assessment test.
The Director overseeing the office of the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, I.A Mairiga, announced the result of the examination in a circular he signed on behalf of the acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan.
The circular dated November 26, 2019 and marked HCSF/CMO/AOD/012/VOL.V/129 was titled, “Re: Appointment of permanent secretaries in the federal civil service.”
According to the circular, the 48 successful candidates would take part in the final phase which will be an oral interview.
The interview will hold in Abuja on Wednesday.
The circular read in part: “Following the conduct of the written and ICT examinations for the appointment of Permanent Secretaries in the federal civil service on November 21 and 25, 2019, I am directed to invite 48 shortlisted candidates for the oral/interactive session.”
Yemi-Esan had, in an earlier circular dated October 29 and marked HCSF/CMO/AOD/012/V/24, announced the decision of the government to appoint 11 new Permanent Secretaries into the federal civil service.