President Buhari has approved the pre-retirement leave for the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mr Danladi kifasi with effect from October 20, 2015.
The letter conveying the President’s approval, signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Eng. Babachir David Lawal , also stated Mr. president’s “appreciation for the meritorious Service to the nation during his tenure as Head of the Civil Service of the Federation”.
Until his appointment as head of service on August 13, 2014, Mr. Kifasi, a former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance, was Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.
He was born on January 1, 1956.
Mr. Kifasi was a member of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC; a non-Executive Director of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, and an Alternate Governor of Islamic Development Bank.
An indigene of Taraba State, Mr. 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 he succeeded.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to correct the erroneous impression created by an earlier version that Mr. Kifasi clocked 60 in January and had overstayed in office by virtue of age. The retiring head of service is 59 and will only be 60 in January 2016. The error is regretted.