President Muhammadu Buhari has affirmed the appointment of Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan as Head of the Civil Service of the Federation; and also approved the retirement of Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita.
Mr Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation; made this known in a statement issued on Friday.
The statement reads in part: “His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved the retirement of Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita; from the Federal Civil Service with effect from Thursday, 27th February, 2020.
” In approving the retirement, President Buhari affirmed that it would be without prejudice to the ongoing investigations; into certain allegations against the immediate past Head of the HOCSF. “
“President, however, thanked Oyo-Ita for the invaluable services to the nation; and wished her well in all future endeavors.
“Meanwhile, the appointment of Yemi-Esan as the substantive HOCSF; takes effect from Friday, 28th February, 2020.”
1st News reports that until her new appointment, she was the Acting HOCSF; a position she assumed since 18th sept. 2019.
The President charged the new HOCSF to bring her wealth of experience to bear in the new position so that government could deliver on the priority areas of development already outlined.
He also urged her to make the stabilisation of the Federal Civil Service major priority on her agenda.
1st News reported that the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the permanent forfeiture of some money returned; by a suspect linked to the suspended Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita.
This verdict was issued by Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa who made the order of final forfeiture of the monetary assets of Oyo-Ita; to the Nigerian government on Thursday; September 26.
President Muhammadu Buhari on September 18 placed Oyo-Ita; on an indefinite suspension.