President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday administered the oath of office on Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan as the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, HOCSF.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the swearing-in of the Head of Service, which was witnessed by the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and cabinet ministers as well as presidential aides, took place at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.
The president had on Friday confirmed Mrs Yemi-Esan as Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and also approved the retirement of Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita.
Mr Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, confirmed the development in a statement.
He said the appointment of Mrs Yemi-Esan as the substantive HOCSF will take effect from February 28, 2020.
NAN reports that until her new appointment, she was the Acting HOCSF, a position she assumed since Sept. 18, 2019.