President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the mass retirement of all permanent secretaries.
It is understood, that the president met with the permanent secretaries briefly, before giving the order.
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.
This is coming ahead of the swearing-in of the ministers-designate scheduled for tomorrow.