Chris Steven, Abuja
Less than 24 hours to the swearing in of new Ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the mass retirement of permanent secretaries in many of the federal government ministries.
The directive came after a meeting between the President and the permanent secretaries on Tuesday.
At the meeting were Chief of Staff to the President Abba Kyari and the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.
It was gathered that no fewer than 17 of the permanent secretaries were affected.