By Emma Ovuakporie

ABUJA — Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Stephen Oronsaye, has told the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries that the completion of the initial four-year tenure would be based on satisfactory performance of duties.

This was contained in a statement by an Assistant Director, HOCSF Office (Press and Public Relations), Mr Tope Ajakaiye, yesterday.

The HOS told the appointees who completed a closed-door three-day induction programme in Abuja, according to Oronsaye, there would be a continuous assessment of the permanent secretaries and the tenure of any of them could terminate even in six months if performance is found to be below expectation.

The HOS urged the permanent secretaries to see their appointment as an opportunity to contribute immensely to the developmental process of the nation.

“The vigorous exercise that led to your being appointed has gone further to show that this position is not for all-comers but for those who are prepared to offer true service to the nation,” he said.

He expressed delight on the conducts of the new permanent secretaries during the induction programme which he said was an indication of the seriousness they intend to bring to their work.

The induction programme, he said, was arranged to give them an insight into the expectations of the office and equip them to tackle the challenges ahead.

The programme which was also attended by serving Permanent Secretaries has as resource persons including Dr. Christopher Kolade; Director-General, Budget Office, Bright Okogu; Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone, Gerald Ilukwe; former Permanent Secretary, Dr. B.K. Kaigama; and Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission, Ambassador Ahmed Al-Ghazali.


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