President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Danladi Irmiya Kifasi as the new Head of Service.
Mr. Kifasi replaces the former Head of Service, Bukar Aji, who is going on retirement.
This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, on his twitter handle.
Mr. Kifasi, a career civil servant and until now a permanent secretary, has held several positions within the civil service.
His appointment takes immediate effect.