Winifred Oyo-Ita has been replaced by Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan as the acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with immediate effect.
Oyo-Ita had been in the eye of the storm over alleged N3bn bribery and falsification of duty tour allowance.
President Muhammadu Buhari has however approved the appointment of Dr. Yemi-Esan and directed Oyo-Ita to proceed on an indefinite leave to allow conclusion of the investigation being carried out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
The President decision was conveyed in a statement by the Director of Information in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey.
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.