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Nigeria’s climate chief elevated to Permanent Secretary

The Director, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr Yerima Peter Tarfa, has been elevated to the post of a Permanent Secretary in the Federal Civil Service.

Dr Peter Tarfa
Dr Peter Tarfa, Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment

Dr. Tarfa, who hails from Adamawa State, is one of the 12 Permanent Secretaries that President Mohammadu Buhari approved their appointment on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Dr Folasade Yem-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), made this know in a statement signed by Mrs Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director Communication, on Tuesday in Abuja.

The other new Permanent Secretaries include Mr Akinlade Oluwatoyin from Kogi State, Malam Alkali Nura from Kano State, Mr Anyanwutaku Ifeoma from Anambra State, Mr Ardo Kumo from Gombe State, Mr Belgore Lamido from Kwara and Mr Ekpa Akpabio from Cross River.

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Others include Malam Hussaini Babangida from Jigawa State, Malam Mahmuda Mamman from Yobe, Mr Meribole Kwukuemeka from Abia, Malam Mohammed Ganda from Sokoto, and Mr Udoh Omokunmi from Oyo State.

Yemi-Esan said that a date for the swearing-in and deployment of the new Permanent Secretaries would be announced in due course.

By Okon Okon

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