President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday, approved the appointment of Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita as the new Head of Service.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita, 51, hails from Cross River state and was before her new appointment, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology.
She attended Queens College Yaba and got her 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.
Oyo-Ita’s appointment follows the retirement of the former Head of Service, Mr. Danladi Kifasi. Reports indicated that Kifasi was asked to retire by the presidency in an effort to ensure Federal Character Principle as enshrined in the Nigeria’s Constitution.