President Buhari Appoints Dr Folashade Yemi- Esan As Acting HOS, Oyo-Ita Proceeds on Leave


Thursday, September 19, 2019 /   10.30AM / Presidency / Header Image Credit: Vanguard News


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan as Acting Head of Service of the Federation. 

She takes over Mrs Winifred  Oyo-Ita  who has been relieved of her duty and will proceed on permanent leave for the conclusion of investigations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on alleged corruption cases levelled against her. 

Dr Esan until her appointment served as the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources. 

Also President Buhari approved the extension of  the tenure of  seven (7) Permanent Secretaries who were due for retirement to one additional calendar year, effective from October 1st, 2019. 

The Permanent secretaries include the following; 

  • Mrs George Ehuriah - Ministry of Interior
  • Mrs Ifeoma Anagbogu- Ministry of Women Affairs
  • Mrs Grace Gekpe - Ministry of Information & Culture
  • Dr Umar Bello- Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Mr Suleiman Mustapha Lawal- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mrs Comfort C. Ekaro - Ministry of Water Resources
  • Mr  Olusegun Adekunle - General Services (Office of the Secretary to the Federal Government)

 The President has also directed that the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation should commence the process for selecting the new permanent secretaries that will replace the retiring ones.


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