Anambra Governor Soludo Appoints 18 New Permanent Secretaries, Emphasizes Meritocrac

Governor Prof. Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has announced the appointment of 18 new permanent secretaries, marking a significant step towards promoting meritocracy and inclusivity in the state’s civil service.

The appointments, as disclosed by the governor’s press secretary, Christian Aburime, reflect a departure from the traditional practice of solely appointing indigenes to top civil service positions. Among the appointees are Adebayo Ojeyinka from Osun State and Joachin Achor from Abia State, highlighting the governor’s commitment to tapping into talent from across the country.

Aburime emphasized that the selection process was meticulous and transparent, incorporating a computer-based exam, a thorough search process, and personal interactions with the governor. This approach ensured a comprehensive evaluation of the candidates’ qualifications, aspirations, and alignment with the government’s objectives.

The statement underscored Governor Soludo’s dedication to promoting fairness, equal opportunity, and merit-based appointments, marking a significant departure from past practices where such decisions were solely at the discretion of the governor.

The appointment of Ojeyinka from Osun State is particularly noteworthy as it breaks the traditional practice of reserving top civil service positions for indigenes of Anambra State. This move sends a strong message of inclusivity and openness, signaling that Anambra welcomes talent from all parts of Nigeria.

While the majority of the appointees are from Anambra State, the inclusion of non-indigenes reflects Governor Soludo’s vision of leveraging expertise and diversity to drive development in the state.


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