Some people seeking to be permanent secretaries in Ebonyi failed to recite the national anthem, states and capitals, among other questions they were asked during an interview session.

It was learnt that the oral interview which came after a written test, was supervised by David Umahi and his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, who was the chairman of the interview committee. 

Among the people the people seeking to be permanent secretaries in Ebonyi who couldn’t recite national anthem, were two top civil servants. 

They failed to recite the national anthem, while another two could not recite the states in Nigeria and their capitals. NAN reported that a particular candidate said that the capital of Kwara is Kwara and that capital of Lagos is Lagos, while another said that the Anambra capital is Anambra. 

Governor Umahi who disclosed that two persons each from the 13 local government areas of the state were selected, making them 26, including three serving permanent secretaries, jokingly told one of the interviewees to ask her children at home to teach her how to recite the states and their capitals.

 He further stated that only intelligent and resourceful candidates, would be selected to assist in repositioning the civil service

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