The embattled Head of Service of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita was on Monday conspicuously absent at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Presidential Retreat for ministers designate and top government officials.
Oyo-Ita was grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last week Tuesday over alleged N3b contract scam.
Oyo-Ita, who was listed in the programme of the retreat as one of the resource persons, was expected to be among the top government officials to seat on the high table with the President.
But at the high table with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday were the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.
On the President’s left side were the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Deputy Senate President, Ahmed Idris Wase, and the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams
From the retreat programme, Oyo-Ita is slated to speak on ‘Consolidating Ongoing Reforms in the Public Service’ by 11.10am on Tuesday.