Winifred Oyo-Ita Now Head of Service of the Federation

Winifred Oyo-Ita Now Head of Service of the Federation


51-year-old Mrs Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, has been named Kifasi’s replacement as Head of Civil Service of the Federation .

Oyo-Ita is presently the permanent secretary of the ministry of science and technology.

The chartered accountant hails from Cross River and will be in the position acting as the service head.

It was alleged that presidency ordered Kifasi’s retirement in order to ensure that his administration adheres to the federal character principles as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

Although there was no statement by the presidency on Kifasi’s sudden removal, it was reported that Kifasi is from Taraba state where Lawal hails from, and his removal is also connected to the fact that he was having a running battle with some permanent secretaries.

Oyo-Ita Ekanem is from Adiabo community of Odukpani Local Council of Cross Rivers State. She attended the Queens College Yaba. She got her B.Sc Accounting at the University of Lagos in 1984 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).


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