The embattled Head of Service of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, was absent at the opening of the 2019 Presidential Retreat for ministers-designate and top government officials.
She was expected to lead the permanent secretaries who were at the retreat which was declared open by President Muhammed Buhari.
Oyo-Ita was grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last week Tuesday over alleged N3 billion fraud.
The HoCSF was listed in the programme of the retreat as one of the resource persons.
She was billed to sit with the President, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff Abba Kyari and National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.
Also on the high table were Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Deputy Senate President, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Ahmed Idris Wase and All Progressives Congress Chairman (APC) Adams Oshiomhole.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita is scheduled to speak by 11.10am today on “Consolidating ongoing reforms in the public service”.