The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) revealed that the head of the service (HoS), Winifred Oyo-Ita, was fired due to corruption charges against her.
Latest Nigeria News reports that President Buhari had sent the head of service, Winifred Oyo-Ita, to an indefinite suspension.
The indefinite suspension of Oyo-Ita was announced Wednesday evening on the microblogging site, Twitter, by the manager of the Nigerian government “@ngrpresident”.
The statement states that the President also appointed Folashade Yemi-Esan as head of the interim service “with immediate effect”.
The online news platform understands that the suspended service manager is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-theft agency, for alleged N3 billion contract fraud.
In response to a statement signed by its president, Niyi Akinsiju in Abuja on Thursday, BMO stated that Oyo-Ita’s sack was proof of zero tolerance of President Muhammadu Buhari for corruption.
The group said: “It is another proof that this government would not allow people with questions to answer to remain in office longer than necessary.
“Buhari has, on several occasions, maintained that the anti-corruption stance of his administration is non-negotiable and it is quite clear that he won’t tolerate any iota of verifiable scandal among key government officials.
“So, like Buhari did in the ‘grass cutting scandal’ when he sacked the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, for allegedly defrauding the Federal Government to the tune of N500 million, he had no misgivings about sending Oyo-Ita on indefinite leave.”