Gov Fintiri Appoints 5 New Permanent Secretaries 

By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State Wednesday announced the appointment of five new permanent secretaries to fill the existing vacancies in the civil service system. 

This followed their success in passing the qualifying examination conducted by Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) where 20 candidates in the state participated. 

Those appointed included Mohammed Tukur, Fufore; Hassan Modibbo, Ganye; Mrs Singana Dada, Gombi; Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim, Mubi South; and Ladi Baba Hamza, Mayobelwa. 

In his remarks before announcing the results, Governor Umaru Fintiri said the conduct of the exam was a policy trust of his administration to strengthen service delivery in the civil service system. 

Governor Fintiri declared that this conduct of the exercise was the 5th in the series of examinations conducted to promote qualified persons to the position of permanent secretary. 

He said the exam was the surest way towards promoting effectiveness in the system to curb elements of nepotism among other preasures on the appointment to this exalted position. 

Governor Umaru Fintiri stressed that ever since his administration introduced the promotion examination, he has maintained non-interference throughout the process. 

He calls on people in the state especially civil servants to take the knowledge of computer very serious as according to him, lack of it, has been the factor behind most of the failures recorded in the previous exams conducted. 

The State Head of Civil Service, Pharmacist Shehu Isa Ardo said the supplementary qualifying examination was conducted because none of the candidates from the local government areas with vacancies made it in the last sitting. 

He disclosed that candidates from six local government areas sat for the examination conducted and thanked Governor Fintiri for providing a level playing ground with none interference which made the process seamless. 


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