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6 Things You Must Know About Nigeria’s Newly appointed Head of Service: Winifred Oyo-Ita Ekanem

President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the sacking of Danladi Kifasi, the head of the civil service of the federation,  just two months to the expiration of his tenure. In replacement of Kifasi, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Winifred Oyo-Ita as the new Head of Service of the federation. Here are 6 things you must know about the newly appointed Head of Service:

1. Winifred Oyo-Ita Ekanem is 51-year-old. She was born 20th April, 1964.

2. She hails from Adiabo community of Odukpani local council of Cross Rivers state.

3. She did her secondary school education at Queens College, Yaba, and graduated from University of Lagos in 1984. She is also a Master’s degree holder from the Nasarawa State University. It is safe to say that the new Head of Service has had a feel of all the different ethnics group in Nigeria.

4. Oyo-Ita is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

5. She was the director of finance and accounts at the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.

6. Before Oyo-Ita’s appointment as the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology in April 2014, she was Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs.


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