Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State, on Wednesday, announced the demotion of many Permanent Secretaries with immediate effect, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Fintiri took the decision when he received the report of the technical committee for evaluation of the civil service scheme in the state in Yola.
“All Permanent Secretaries, who are not on level 17 before their appointments are hereby dropped.
“Government will also gradually phase out the office of Deputy Permanent Secretaries, as the office is not enshrined in the scheme of Civil Service,” Fintiri said.
He expressed worry that the civil service in the state had been bastardised to favour a few; adding that his administration would do all it can to restore the glory of the scheme.
The governor also directed that the embargo on employment be partially lifted promising that the government would soon recruit young talents in areas of needs.