Buhari appoints new Head of Service

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan as the substantive Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

Buhari passed on the appointment in an announcement by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation OSGF, Olusegun Adekunle on Friday.

The announcement peruses, “His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria has affirmed the Retirement of Mrs Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita from the Federal Civil Service with impact from Thursday, 27th February 2020.”

Buhari confirmed that it would be without prejudice to the on-going investigations into certain allegations against the immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

He expressed gratitude toward her for the invaluable services to the country and wished her well in all future endeavours.

Until her new appointment, she was the Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, a position she assumed since 18th September 2019.

Dr. (Mrs.) Yemi-Esan, is a Dental Surgeon and was appointed a Federal Permanent Secretary in 2012 and has at different occasions, served in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Federal Ministries of Information, Education and Petroleum Resources.

Buhari further approached the new Head of Service to bring her wealth of experience to hold up under in the new position with the goal that the administration could on the priority areas of development already outlined.

He asked her to make the stabilization of the Federal Civil Service highest on her agenda.

Review that Yemi-Esan took over from Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, who was approached to continue on indefinite leave.