President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita as the new Head of Service of the federation.
A statement issued by the Director of Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi, described Oyo-Ita 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”.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita, 51, who was appointed on Wednesday, hails from Cross River state.
Before her new appointment, Oyo-Ita was the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology.
She attended Queens College Yaba and got a B.Sc in Accounting at the University of Lagos in 1984. She holds a Master’s degree from the Nasarawa State University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
Oyo-Ita was also the Director, Finance and Accounts at the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.
Her appointment follows the announcement of the immediate removal of the former Head of Service, Mr. Danladi Kifasi.