FG Appoints Yemi-Esan, Acting HoS, to Replace Embattled Oyo-Ita

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Embattled Head of Service, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, has been replaced by Dr. Mrs. Folashade Yemi-Esan on acting capacity.
In a statement Wednesday, the Director Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Oyo-Ita to proceed on indefinite leave.
The idea is to allow the conclusion of the case against the HoS by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The statement said the President has extended the tenure of seven retiring Permanent Secretaries for a period of one calendar year with effect from October 1, 2019.
This is to ensure stability in the Federal Civil Service and effective delivery on the nine priority areas of the administration.
The affected Permanent Secretaries include: 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
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).
The President was also said to have 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.
According to the statement, “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)”.


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