Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday appointed Bukar Goni Aji, (OON) as the new Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
The appointment is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati.
Goni Aji was until his new appointment, the Permanent Secretary, Common Services Office, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation,
He is to take over from Isa Bello Sali who will attain the mandatory retirement age of 60 on Saturday, March 23.
The new HOCSF who hails from Yobe, was born on January 13, 1959.
He attended Government College, Maiduguri, Borno College of Basic Studies, Maiduguri and graduated from the University of Maiduguri in 1984.
A career civil servant, Goni Aji has held several key positions at the state and federal levels including Chief Administrative Officer, Governor’s Office, Maiduguri (1989-1991) and Principal Secretary to the Military Administrator of Yobe (1991-1992).
He was also the Principal Secretary to the First Civilian Governor of Yobe State (1992-1993) and Principal Secretary to the second Military Administrator of Yobe State (1993-1995).
Goni Aji was appointed Director, Planning, Research and Statistics at the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs in 1995 and moved to the Federal Ministry of Defence in 2000 as Director of Personnel Management.
He headed various departments in the Ministry of Defence until his posting to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in 2008 as Director, International Organisations.
The new HOCSF was appointed Permanent Secretary in 2009 and posted to the Ministry of Defence.
He later served as Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Police Affairs (August, 2009 – August, 2010) and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works (September, 2011 – November, 2012).