Oyo-Ita confirmed as Nigeria’s Head of Civil Service

Timothy Choji, Abuja

President Mohammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment of Ms. Winifred Oyo-Ita as the substantive Head of Nigeria’s Civil Service.

She was sworn-in at the Council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday, before commencement of the first Federal Executive Council Meeting for the year 2016.

Ms. Oyo-Ita, who replaces Kefas Kifasi, has been acting as the Heed of the Civil Service since October, 2015.

Until her appointment, she was the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.

Winifred Oyo-Ita hails from Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State, Southern Nigeria.