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Buhari appoints Winifred Oyo-Ita acting head of civil service to the Federation

21/10/2015 18:55
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the appointment of Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, as the acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

A statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Bolaji Adebiyi, said the appointment took effect from Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

Oyo-Ita was, until her appointment, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.

She hails from Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The statement described the appointment as "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.

The Presidency had on Tuesday clarified the exit of the erstwhile Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Danladi Kifasi, which it described as "retirement."

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Communications, Mr. Femi Adesina, made the clarification in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja, amidst speculations that the HoS was sacked.

Adesina had said, "The Head of Service is due for retirement in December and so he is proceeding on his terminal leave."

Kifasi was appointed HoS by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on August 13, 2014.

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