Three years after Gabriel Aduda, a former official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and brother to Senator Phillip Aduda, was arbitrarily appointed director at the Federal Ministry of Finance despite failing a compulsory confirmation/promotion examination for federal civil servants, the Muhammadu Buhari administration has elevated the controversial official to the position of permanent secretary.
The report then had generated widespread uproar across the country at the time, with many calling for the removal of the director from his post, Goodluck Jonathan administration failed to act at the time, and Mr. Aduda was allowed to stay on.
Investigations have revealed that Mr. Aduda is among the 21 new permanent secretaries appointed by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on August 10. He is also among the 15 inaugurated on Wednesday.
He was deployed to the Political Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
But, according to Premium Times, an official in the acting president’s office, who requested not to be named because he is not an official spokesperson, said Mr. Osinbajo was never made aware of Mr. Aduda’s antecedent.