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37 directors fail FG’s promotion exam for permanent secretary



Thirty-seven directors in the federal civil service have failed a promotion examination for the position of permanent secretary.

Punch reported that 37 other candidates who passed the examination, have been invited for an “ICT proficiency test” on Thursday February 24 in Abuja.

Office of head of service said the highest score was 74 percent, while the least score was 26 percent.

The ICT test would take place at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) as disclosed in a circcular released by the examination committee in the office of the head of civil service.


The circular with reference number HCSF/PS/CMO/154/I/70 read;

“The invited candidates are to note that the ICT proficiency test will take place on Thursday, February 24, 2022 by 8am at the Muhammadu Buhari Centre, National Intelligence Agency, Asokoro”

The exercise was meant to fill vacancies for solicitor-general of the federation and permanent secretaries retiring in 2022. The head of service had said those eligible to take the test must have attained the position of substantive directors on salary grade level 17 on or before January 1, 2020,

Prospective candidates must have also updated their records on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System verification portal.

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