The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has inaugurated 15 Permanent Secretaries and assigned portfolios to the two Ministers sworn-in two weeks ago.
The ceremony preceded the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.
Stephen Ochei was assigned the Minister of State for Labour and Employment while Suleiman Hassan was assigned the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing.
Osinbajo reminded the new Permanent Secretaries that they came into office at a critical moment and urged them to be drivers of the reforms in the Civil Service through implementation of government’s four new Executive Orders.
“You come into office at a crucial moment in our national history.
“First, we are at a course of radical economic recovery and growth effort that has as its core the implementation of a comprehensive diversification of the Nigerian economy.
“We are also implementing a major reform of our public finance system emphasising integrity and fiscal prudence.
The Acting President informed the Permanent Secretaries that their coming into office at this particular time was also a good signal.
He expressed the belief that it would be an opportunity for a reset in some case of government’s projects and programmes that up to now might not have been fully implemented.