New head of service resumes work hours after “Oyo-Ita sent packing by Buhari”
Hours after President Muhammadu Buhari sent former Head of Service (HoS), Winifred Oyo-Ita, on compulsory retirement, the acting HOS, Folashade Yemi-Esan, on the evening of Thursday, September 19, assumed office.
Legit.ng reports that the director, information office of head of civil service federation, Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, in a statement issued on Thursday, September 19, said Yemi-Esan assumed duty at about 6.40 pm after she was received by the members of staff of the office. She said Yemi-Esan in her remarks acknowledged the hard work and dedication to duty of her predecessor and promised to build on Oyo-Ita’s achievements.
Yemi-Esan solicited for sustained cooperation and support given to the outgoing HoS. Ogunmosunle said Oyo-Ita in her handing over speech, said her almost four years as the HoS has been interesting and eventful. Oyo-Ita presented a 153-page handing over note with an annexure; signifying the depth of work in the office of the HoS.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the handing over ceremony was witnessed by permanent secretaries, directors and other management staff in the office of HoS. It would be recalled that the president had on September 18, approved the appointment of Yemi-Esan as the acting HoS with immediate effect.
The development followed the directive given to Oyo-Ita to proceed on an indefinite leave to allow conclusion of the investigation by the EFCC.