President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Mr Danladi Kifasi as the new Head of Civil Service of the Federation.
Kifasi will take over from Alhaji Abubakar Goni Aji coming Monday, as Aji’s retirement will be due then, having served for 35 years.
Kifasi until the new appointment, was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.
Minister of Information, Labaran Maku made the appointment known when he briefed State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
According to him, Jonathan congratulated Aji and thanked him for the efforts he put into the improvement of the civil service.
Peoples Daily reliably learnt that Kifasi beat two other shortlisted candidates to emerge as the new Head of Service. They are Umar Faruk, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water Resources, and Goni Musa, Permanent Secretary in charge of Ecological Fund Office in the office of the Secretary to the government of the federation.
President Goodluck Jonathan has also approved the redeployment of nine permanent secretaries across federal ministries.
This was contained in a circular issued Wednesday by the out-going Head of Service of the Federation, Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji.
Among those affected are Engr. Emodi Nebolisa of the Ministry of Transport who now moves to the State House; Mr. Adelakun Yemi of the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, OHCSF, now in the Ministry of Aviation and Mal. Mohammed S. Bashar, of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs who has been posted to Federal Ministry of Transport.
Others include Mrs. Fatima B. Bamidele, of the Ministry of Interior who moves to Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs; Engr. Magaji A.G. of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to the Ministry of Interior and Mrs Jamila Shu’ara who moves from the Ministry of Aviation to the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.
Among the newly deployed Perm Secs were Amb. Danjuma Nanpon Sheni, Mrs Binta Lami Bello who now assume duty at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye Common Services Office, OHCSF.
The circular further stated that the processes for taking and handing over by the redeployed and newly deployed Perm Secs should be completed on or before next Wednesday.