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Buhari Sacks Head Of Service, Oyo-Ita

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Buhari Sacks Head Of Service, Oyo-Ita

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment

of Dr. Mrs. Folashade Yemi-Esan as the Acting Head of

the Civil Service of the Federation with immediate effect.

Dr. Mrs. Yemi-Esan, who is the Permanent Secretary,

Ministry of Petroleum Resources takes over from

Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, who has been directed

to proceed on an indefinite leave to allow conclusion

of the investigation being carried out by the Economic

and Financial Crimes Commission.

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The President has also approved the extension of

the tenure of seven (7) retiring Permanent Secretaries

for a period of one calendar year with effect from

1st October, 2019 to ensure stability in the Federal

Civil Service and effective delivery on the nine

priority areas of the administration as well as the

mandates given to the new Ministers.

BREAKING: Buhari Sacks Head Of Service, Oyo-Ita

The affected Permanent Secretaries are:

i. Mrs. Georgina Ehuriah – Ministry of Interior

ii. Mrs. Ifeoma I. Anagbogu – Federal Ministry of Women Affairs

iii. Mrs. Grace Gekpe – Federal Ministry of Information & Culture

iv. Dr. Umar M. Bello – Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development

v. Suleiman Mustapha Lawal – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

vi. Mrs. Comfort C. Ekaro – Federal Ministry of Water Resources

vii. Mr. Olusegun A. Adekunle – General Services Office (Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation)

Similarly, Mr. President has directed the Office of

the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation to

commence the process for the selection of new

Permanent Secretaries to replace all retiring

Permanent Secretaries.

The decision of Government to extend the tenure of these

Permanent Secretaries is premised on the need to ensure

that the new Ministers are properly guided, briefed about

their sectors and to ensure that a solid foundation is laid

for the delivery on the Presidential Mandate which they

jointly signed.

The Permanent Secretaries will also help the

Ministers to manage the process for the

preparation of the 2020 Budget in line with

the commitment of Government to return to

the January-December budget circle and help

develop various policies and programmes aimed

at lifting 100million Nigerians out of poverty in

the next 10 years.

The action of Mr. President is in exercise of

the powers conferred under Section 171 (2) d

of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal

Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

Willie Bassey

Director Information

Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation

18th September, 2019

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