Why can't i see the "permitrootlogin" section in my /etc/ssh/sshd_config file inside my ubuntu droplet

Please i am a new user and very new to cloud server management. i added ssh key to my root user, now i want to disable root login password. i loged in again as root user, typed nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config. the file opened in nano but i can’t find the line / section from where i can change the “permitrootlogin” settings. any help will be appreciated plz.

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sudo grep -i root /etc/ssh/sshd_config

PermitRootLogin yes

the setting of "PermitRootLogin yes

when i write this “nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config” command then I get a warning [ Directory ‘etc/ssh’ does not exist ]

Be ware that there is a very similar looking file /etc/ssh/ssh_config (note there’s no d). You could potentially be looking in the wrong file.

Really? That’s pretty strange. It should be under # Logging section.

# Authentication:
LoginGraceTime 120
PermitRootLogin no