Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has approved the appointment of five new permanent secretaries in the state civil service.
This is contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, on Friday in Abeokuta.
Somorin said the new appointees would fill the existing vacancies in the public service.
According to him, seniority, merit, professionalism and inclusiveness were considered in appointing the new permanent secretaries.
The CPS said the governor relied on the provision of Section 208 (c) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) for the appointments.
He listed the new permanent secretaries as Mr Sakirudeen Salaam, Mr Adesoji Adewuyi, Mr Hammed Ojo, Mr Adesina Towolawi and Dr. Olayinka Elemide.
Somorin said the governor, while congratulating the appointees, urged them to brace up for the challenges of their positions and apply themselves diligently to the “Building Our Future Together” agenda of his administration.