President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita on an indefinite leave. This is not unconnected with the allegation of bribery and falsification of duty allowance to the tune of N3 billion against Mrs. Oyo-Ita.
This was contained in a statement by the Director of Information in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey. The statement said Oyo -Ita had been directed to proceed on an indefinite leave to allow conclusion of the investigation being carried out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
It further announced Dr Folashade Yemi -Esan as the acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with immediate effect .
Bassey said , “ Yemi -Esan , who is the Permanent Secretary , Ministry of Petroleum Resources takes over from Mrs . Winifred Ekanem Oyo -Ita , who has been directed to proceed on an indefinite leave to allow conclusion of the investigation being carried out by EFCC . ”
The President also directed the OHCSF to commence the process for the selection of new permanent secretaries .