Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Head of Service, Danladi Kifasi retires; ...replaced with Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita

President Buhari has approved the pre-retirement leave for the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mr Danladi kifasi with effect from October 20, 2015.

The letter conveying the President’s approval, signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Eng. Babachir David Lawal , also stated Mr. president’s “appreciation for the meritorious Service to the nation during his tenure as Head of the Civil Service of the Federation”.

Until his appointment as head of service on August 13, 2014, Mr. Kifasi, a former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance, was Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

Mr. Kifasi was a member of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC; a non-Executive Director of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, and an Alternate Governor of Islamic Development Bank.

An indigene of Taraba State, Mr. Kifasi, a chartered accountant and lawyer, was one of three Permanent Secretaries from the country’s North-East geo-political zone shortlisted to succeed Bukar Aji, who he succeeded.

Mr Kifasi is replaced with Mrs Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, current Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology.

She is 51 years old.

Oyo-Ita Ekanem hails from Adiabo community of Odukpani Local Council of Cross Rivers State, was born in April 1964, educated at the Queens College Yaba, graduated at the University of Lagos in 1984 with B.Sc Accounting and holds a Master’s degree from the Nasarawa State University
She was Director, Finance and Accounts at the Head of Civil Service of the Federation and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Before her appointment as the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology in April 2014, Oyo-Ita was Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs.

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