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Friday, July 13, 2012

PATIENCE JONATHAN IS NOW THE FIRST NIGERIAN FIRST LADY APPOINTED INTO A POSITION FOR SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS

Mrs. Jonathan is now the first Nigerian first Lady to be appointed into a position reserved mainly for senior civil servants.
The Bayelsa State Government explained why the wife of
Nigeria incumbent President, Mrs. Dame Patience Jonathan was appointed as permanent secretary in the state.
The first lady, who is an indigene of Okirika in River state, got her appointment letter signed by the Head of Civil Service of Bayelsa State, Mrs Gloria Izonfo.
A Senior Special Assistant to Governor Dickson on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Mackson Iworiso said the First Lady got the new promotion due to her long service transferred from the Rivers State Civil Service to the Bayelsa Civil Service.
Iworiso described the appointment as routine action in the Civil Service.


Also, according to a letter signed by the Head of Civil service said: “By the Constitutional power conferred on the state Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, in section 203 sub section 2c, Dame Patience Jonathan and Seventeen others were elevated to the position of Permanent Secretary in the State Civil Service”.
Dame Jonathan obtained the National Certificate of Education (NCE) in Mathematics/ Biology in 1989 from the Rivers State College of Education and a Bachelor of Education in Biology and Psychology from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
She worked in Teaching, Banking and as a Sports Administrator in the State Civil-Service. She was First Lady of Bayelsa State.

However, 17 other civil servants were also appointed by the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson as permanent secretaries.
The other appointees are Mr.J.E. Oye, Samson Ayibeboa, Mrs. Antonia Koroye, Ziwari Billie, Buruboyefa John, Mrs Dikuro Ayebameh, Serge Williams, Olu Kuruom, G.I.Izein, Mrs.Philomena Alodie, Dr. Omietimi Kojo, Ese Izonebi, Ohougha Maythias, James Clinton, Mrs. Linnet Tebepah, Moses Teibowei, Dr. A. Sanayi and Vivian Odiwei.

If the Bayelsans have no problem with it, why should any other person be bothered? Congrats FirstLady, e no easy!!!



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