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Buhari finally retires Oyo-Ita, confirms Yemi-Esan as head of service

- President Buhari has finally retired Winifred Oyo-Ita

- The president has also confirmed the appointment of Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan as Head of the Civil Service

- Going further, Buhari thanked Oyo-Ita for the invaluable services to the nation

After several weeks of silence, President Muhammadu Buhari has finally approved the retirement of Winifred Oyo-Ita as head of the Civil Service of the Federation

The president also confirmed Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan as the head of service. According to the president, the appointment of Yemi-Esan as the substantive HOCSF takes effect from Friday, February, 26.

This was disclosed by Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary (General Services Office) office of the secretary to the government of the federation.

Oyo-Ita retirement from the Federal Civil Service takes effect from Thursday, February. 27.

Buhari also thanked Oyo-Ita for the invaluable services to the nation and wished her well in all future endeavors.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that until her new appointment, she was the Acting HOCSF, a position she assumed since September 18, 2019.

Buhari charged the new HOCSF to bring her wealth of experience to bear in the new position.

The president also urged her to make the stabilisation of the Federal Civil Service topmost on her agenda.

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Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Buhari approved the appointment of Yemi-Esan as the acting head of service.

According to the press release signed by Willie Bassey, the director of information, Yemi-Esan, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, will take over from Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita.

Oyo-Ita was also directed to go on an indefinite leave so that there could be a clear conclusion of the investigation being carried out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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