Permanent Secretary - Belema Wakama





Belema Wakama was born in Port -Harcourt on 25th March, 1958. She hails from Okrika in Rivers State.  She attended Salvation Army School, Enugu from 1965-1967; Township School, Port –Harcourt from 1968-1970; Holy Rosary Secondary School

Port-Harcourt from 1971-1974; Federal School of Arts & Science, Sokoto from 1974-1977 for her ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels respectively. She obtained her first degree in Political Science from University of Nigeria in 1981; and her Masters’ degree in Public Administration from University of Lagos in 1995. She has attended a lot of training courses in Nigeria and abroad.

 Belema Wakama was appointed into the Federal Civil Service as Administrative Officer Grade VIII , GL. 08 on 31st August,1982; she was promoted to the post of Administrative Officer Grade VII, GL. 09 w.e.f 20th June, 1985; She was later promoted to the post of Administrative Officer Grade V, GL. 10 w.e.f 29th September, 1988; She was promoted to the post of Principal Administrative Officer, GL. 12 w.e.f 1st January, 1992; She was also promoted to the post of Assistant  Chief Administrative Officer, GL. 13 w.e.f. 1st October, 1995 and Chief Administrative Officer, GL. 14 w.e.f. 1st January, 1999; She was subsequently promoted to the posts  of Assistant Director (Administration) and Deputy Director (Administration) w.e.f. 1st January, 2003 and 1st January, 2007 respectively. Subsequently, she was promoted to the post of Director (Administration) w.e.f 1st January, 2011. In the course of her career in the Federal Civil Service, she had served in the  Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs; Federal Ministry of Industry; OSGF(Economic Affairs Office); Federal Ministry of Transport; Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development; Federal Ministry of Environment; and Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.

 By dint of hard work, honesty of purpose, exemplary discipline, intelligence and grace of the Almighty God, she was appointed a Federal Permanent Secretary by the President of Nigeria on 10th November, 2015.

Prior her posting to the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, She served at the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs as a Permanent Secretary. Belema Wakama is a mother to the glory of God.