President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan as the substantive Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
The appointment was announced on Friday in a statement by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) Olusegun Adekunle.
President Muhammadu Buhari also approved the retirement of the former HoS, Mrs Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita.
He, however, noted that the acceptance of her retirement would be without prejudice to the on-going investigations into certain allegations against the immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
“His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved the Retirement of Mrs Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita from the Federal Civil Service with effect from Thursday, 27th February 2020,” the statement reads.
Naija News reports that before her appointment, Yemi-Esan, 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 various times, served in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Federal Ministries of Information, Education and Petroleum Resources.