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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

FEDERAL CHARACTER: Buhari removes Kifasi as Head of Service, considers Igbo as replacement

In an effort to ensure the entrenchment of the federal character principle as enshrined in the Nigeria's Constitution, the Federal Government has removed the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Barrister Danladi Kifasi.

Taraba-born Kifasi is from the same North-East zone as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal who hails from Adamawa State.

He had served as Permanent Secretary in several ministries including Federal Ministry of Finance and Petroleum and is said to have prepared for smooth handover in an event of the announcement of new HOS who may likely be from the southern part of Nigeria.

However, DAILY POST gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari is looking at the South-East region to produce Mr. Kifasi's replacement.
The South-East has been the least favoured zone since Buhari took over reins of power on May 29, 2015.

"We already heard that the position is going to the South and expect that it would particularly be South-East. South-West is not on the cards," a senior federal civil servant revealed.

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