Folashade Mejabi Yemi-Esan CFR, formerly known as Folashade Mejabi, is a distinguished Nigerian civil servant who currently holds the esteemed position of Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, a role she assumed on March 4, 2020. Before stepping into this position, she admirably served in an acting capacity, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to public service following the suspension of Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita.

Hailing from Ikoyi, Ijumu, Kogi State, Yemi-Esan’s educational journey is marked by academic excellence. She attended Bishop Smith School, Ilorin, and later pursued her higher education at the prestigious University of Ibadan, where she graduated as the top dental surgery student, showcasing her exceptional intellect and dedication to her studies.

Yemi-Esan’s extensive career at the Federal Ministry of Health is a testament to her dedication and expertise in various key roles. Her journey culminated in her appointment as a Federal Permanent Secretary, where she made significant contributions to health planning and management, leaving an indelible mark on the nation’s healthcare sector.

Appointed as the Permanent Head of Civil Service of the Federation in 2020, Yemi-Esan’s leadership has been commendable, marked by her unwavering commitment to public welfare and administrative excellence. Her national recognition as a Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic underscores her significant contributions to Nigerian governance and public service, reaffirming her status as a distinguished figure in the civil service landscape.