Less than 24 hours after inauguration, state governors that resumed in their respective offices on Thursday announced the first set of appointments.
Governor of Lagos state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced the appointment of six new permanent secretaries with effect from June 1.
The state Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, in a statement listed the new permanent secretaries: Managing Director of the Lagos Island Maternity, Dr Eniayewun Benjamin; Principal, Apapa Senior High School, Education District IV, Mr Erinle Olufolami; and Principal, Babs Fafunwa Millenium Senior Grammar School, Education District VI, Mrs Oludara Okelola.
Others are the General Manager, New Town Development Authority, Mr Akewusola Adedamola; Director, Administration and Human Resource, Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Mrs Falugba Abiodun; and the Director, Administration and Human Resource, Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr Osi-Efa Abiodun.
Sanwo-Olu also named Mr Gboyega Akosile as his Deputy Chief Press Secretary.
In Bauchi, the state governor, Bala Mohammed, appointed Alhaji Mohammed Baba as the Secretary to the State Government.
Mohammed also appointed Abubakar Kari as his Chief of Staff.
Their appointments were contained in a statement by the governor’s spokesman, Dr Ladan Salihu.
Salihu added that the governor appointed Bashir Yau as the Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Deputy Governor.
The Deputy National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Mukhtar Gidado, was appointed as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, while Umaruji Hassan was appointed as the Chief of Protocol.
All the appointments were with immediate effect.
In Akwa Ibom, the state governor, Udom Emmanuel, on Thursday reappointed Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem as the Secretary to the State Government.
The appointment was contained in a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Ekerette Udoh
Also in Imo, the state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, appointed Chibuike Onyeukwu as his Chief Press Secretary.
He also appointed a journalist, Steve Osuji, as his Special Adviser on Media.
The appointments were contained in a statement by Onyeukwu