The Presidency has confirmed the exit of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Danladi Kifasi, describing it as “retirement.”
The Special Adviser to the President (Media and Communications), Mr. Femi Adesina made the clarification amidst speculations that the HoS was sacked.
Kifasi was appointed HoS by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Ausust 13 2014.
Until his appointment, Mr. Kifasi, Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministries of Finance and Petroleum Resources.
Born on January 1, 1956, Kifasi was a member of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, a non-Executive Director of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria and an Alternate Governor of Islamic Development Bank.
An indigene of Taraba State, Kifasi, a chartered accountant and lawyer, was one of three Permanent Secretaries from the country’s North-East geo-political zone shortlisted to succeed Bukar Aji who left office after 17 months after.
Aji succeeded the former HOCSF, Isa Sali.