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Ebonyi Government approves appointment of 25 new permanent secretaries

Ebonyi State government has approved the appointment of 25 permanent secretaries to fill existing vacancies in the state civil service.

This is contained in a press statement made available to journalists by the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Jude okpor on Thursday.

He said that the development followed a request made by the Head of Service, Mrs Rita Okoro to fill in the vacancies.

Okpor further revealed that the State Executive Council has received an interim progress report on the foreign scholarship scheme from the Commissioner for Education, Professor Omari Omaka.

“Consequently, the state government however, charged secretary to the state government, prof. Grace Umezurike and state scholarship board to interface with the embassies of the targeted countries with a view to expedite action by putting all machineries in place in readiness for the next academic session,” Okpor said.

He disclosed that the State Government has set aside Wednesday for learning of local dialects and directed the Ministry of Education to ensure compliance with the directive in both private and public schools in Ebonyi State.

Parts of the statement read, “Following the request by the head of service to fill in existing vacancies for the positions of permanent secretaries in the state civil service, the Council approved the appointment of twenty five (25) permanent secretaries and directed the Head of service to commence the process of achieving same with special emphasis on state character system.

“Arising from the memo presented to the Council by the commissioner for culture and Tourism wherein he expressed concern that our local dialects are unconsciously going into extinction, the state executive council approved that Wednesdays put aside for learning and speaking of local dialect in schools.”

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