Why Buhari Suspended Oyo-Ita As Head Of Service

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Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita,
Former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr (Mrs) Folashade Yemi-Esan as the acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with immediate effect.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, in a statement signed by the Director Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Willie Bassey, ordered Oyo-Ita to proceed on indefinite leave.

The statement said: “Dr. Mrs. Yemi-Esan, who is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources takes over from Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, who has been directed to proceed on an indefinite leave to allow conclusion of the investigation being carried out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

“The President has also approved the extension of the tenure of seven (7) retiring Permanent Secretaries for a period of one calendar year with effect from 1st October, 2019 to ensure stability in the Federal Civil Service and effective delivery on the nine priority areas of the administration as well as the mandates given to the new Ministers.

The affected Permanent Secretaries are: Mrs. Georgina Ehuriah – Ministry of Interior; Mrs. Ifeoma I. Anagbogu – Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Mrs. Grace Gekpe, Federal Ministry of Information & Culture.

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