President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, as the Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, with effect from October 21.
Former Head of Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi, was due for retirement in December. He was sent on his pre-retirement leave on Tuesday.
Ms. Oyo-Ita, until her appointment, was the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. She is from Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State.
In a statement, the Director of Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi, said the appointment is “a testimony of Mr. President’s implicit confidence and trust” in her ability to discharge the responsibilities of the office of Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.”