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Buhari has approved the retirement of head of service Winifred Oyo-Ita but insists probe will continue

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President Buhari has approved the retirement of head of service, Winifred Oyo-Ita who is currently being investigated over allegation of N3 billion contract scam levelled against her . 


Secretary of the government to the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha confirmed the approval of Oyo-Ita's retirement in a statement issued by Olusegun Adekunle, the permanent secretary (general services) on Friday February 28. 


The President stated that he approved Oyo-Ita's retirement without prejudice to the on-going investigation against her. Folasade Yemi-Esan, who has been the acting head of service has also been appointed in substantive capacity.


The statement reads in part; 


“In approving the retirement, President Muhammadu Buhari affirmed that it would be without prejudice to the on-going investigations into certain allegations against the immediate past head of the civil Service of the federation. 

“He thanked her for the invaluable services to the nation and wished her well in all future endeavors. In a related development, President Muhammadu Buhari in exercise of the powers vested in him by Section 171 (2) (b); and in compliance with Sub-Sections (3) and (5) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) has approved the appointment of Dr. (Mrs.) Folasade O. Yemi-Esan as the substantive head of the Civil Service of the Federation with effect from Friday, 28th February, 2020.

“Until her new appointment, she was the acting head of the civil service of the federation, a position she assumed since.”

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