SHOCKING: 222 Federal Directors, All Northerners, Fail Permanent Secretary Exams Woefully

Reports show that 222 out of the 300 Directors from Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government MDAs, who sat for the examinations to fill the 20 vacant positions of Federal Permanent Secretaries, have failed.Of the 300 that sat for the examinations on “Relevant Public Service and Policy Issues”, which held at the National Defense College, NDC, Auditorium, Abuja, on Monday, only 78 passed.

The States with successful candidates are: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Edo, Ekiti, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, and the FCT.

The successful candidates on Wednesday, sat for the second level “Information and Communication Technology, ICT, Assessment Test”, which held at the Digital Bridge Institute, DBI, Utako, Abuja.

The 78 Directors will today, Thursday, attend the third and final level “Oral Interview/Interactive Session”, at the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, in Abuja.

The week-long exercise was announced in separate memos by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, CMO, in the Office of Head of Service of the Federation, OHoCSF, Folasade Yemi-Esan.


  1. Okereke kenneth

    July 30, 2017 at 5:12 am

    That is what we are saying,, why won’t they fail when you bring a stack illiterate and crown him with appointment leaving the main people who take time to acquire education… Abeg…let’s go to the rising sun

    • Adesi Adedayo Paul

      August 1, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      This is the outcome of Federal Character. When a nation is operating double standard. WAEC pass mark for North 30%, for South 50%. Jamb cut off, for North 130/400. For South 240/400. How do you expect the two to now compete?

  2. Henry Ikiriko

    July 30, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    The headlines doesn’t agree with the full story . This sounds like yellow journalism.

  3. Bola

    July 31, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    How can you say all northerners failed and successful candidates are from states which include Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Nasarawa, Plateau, Sokoto, and the FCT.
    Editor is on leave? Is this IT work?

    • Emeka

      August 1, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Olodo. The issue here is that all that failed are from the north. No single person from the south, West and east failed. This is indicative of the leadership in that useless country.

    • John Emore

      August 1, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      There is nothing wrong with the reporting as written.
      Simple English. It means all the people that failed are from the North does not mean some Northerners did not pass. It only suggests all from the south passed. I am only analysing the report as written not whether its true.

    • Chinedu

      August 2, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      The report said that those who failed are all from the North. It did not say that all Northerners failed.

    • Agatha Unoma

      August 3, 2017 at 6:18 am

      The report says that ALL the directors that FAILED are from the North. It did not say that no person from the North passed.

    • Charles Nwambuonwor

      August 4, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Charles Nwambuonwor. August 4th, 2017. All 222 candidates that failed are from the North that failed are from the North does not in any way suggest that no candidate from the North passed..

  4. Agu Nony

    August 3, 2017 at 12:31 am

    He showed where those that passed hail from. He didn’t say all Northerners failed.

    He wrote that the 222 people who failed are all Northerners.

  5. Theo

    August 3, 2017 at 2:26 am

    I think that all the failed candidates are all northerners.. 222 in number.. Huuu, what a skew?

  6. Uchenna Nnamani

    August 3, 2017 at 6:40 am

    How come no candidate from Enugu State passed. Or is it that no Enugu person participated?

  7. Chiemezie chinonyelum

    August 6, 2017 at 8:00 am

    It’s high time the abnormalities of the Lugard colonialism is corrected by Nigerians, otherwise people will believe the notion of “first class and second class” , in the acclaimed one united country. And if that happens???

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