Oyo-Ita absent again as Presidential Retreat enters second day


The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, was again absent as the presidential retreat for ministers designate enters second day.

President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the second say retreat coordinated by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in Abuja..

Oyo-Ita who was slated to make a presentation on ‘Consolidating Ongoing Reforms in the Public Service’ was said to be on sick leave, amid speculations that she had turned in a resignation letter.

She is currently under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged financial infractions of up to the tune of N3 billion.

Other presentations scheduled for Tuesday include ‘Introducing Cabinet Processes and Setting the Stage for a Policy-Execution Focused Administration (Governance Best Practice and Delivery)’ by the SGF, Boss Mustapha; ‘Expectations from Ministers over the Next Four Years’ by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole; and ‘Budget Processes (Preparation and Approval Cycle)’, by the Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation’, Ben Akabueze.

Former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, will speak on ‘Driving an Effective Partnership between the Executive, Legislature and State Governments’, while a former SGF, Ahmed Yayale, will speak on ‘Maintaining an Effective Partnership between Ministers and Permanent Secretaries.’

The programme started at 10:30 am after President Muhammadu Buhari arrived the venue.

The president, at the event on the first day urged the ministers-designate to grasp the opportunity they have with their hands and put in their best effort to support good governance.

He also asked them to brace up for the task ahead, saying his administration remains committed to the well-being of the citizens.

The inauguration will take place on Wednesday.


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