Subject to the confirmation of the Nigerian Senate, President Bola Tinubu has authorized the appointment of the Chairman and members of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC).
Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, stated in a statement that the appointment was made by Section 154 of the 1999-amended Nigerian Constitution, which grants the president the authority to appoint the Chairman and members of the FCSC.
Prof. Tunji Olaopa has been designated Chairman, Dr. Daudu Ibrahim Jalo has been appointed as member representing Adamawa | Gombe/Taraba, Ms. Gekpe Grace Isu has been appointed member representing Akwa Ibom |Cross River, Dr. Chamberlain Nwele has been appointed member representing Anambra|Ebonyi|Enugu, and Mr. Rufus Godwins has been appointed member representing Rivers/Delta|Bayelsa, according to the statement.
Additional individuals include Dr. Adamu Hussein from Niger | FCT, Mr. Aminu Nabegu from Jiga|Kano, Ms. Hindatu Abdullahi, Mr. Festus Oyebade from Osun|Oyo, Kebbi|Sokoto|Zamfara, Ms. Odekunle Rukiyat Aduke, Kogi|Kwara, and Lagos|Ogun.
The statement additionally stated, “It is anticipated that the newly appointed FCSC leadership will begin their duties on November 30, 2023, after the resignation and expiration of the current Federal Civil Service Commission chairman and membership on November 29, 2023, pending confirmation.”
“In strict adherence to the Renewed Hope Agenda of his administration, the President expects the newly appointed FCSC leadership to effectively oversee the digitization, transformation, and reorientation of the Federal Bureaucracy to enable growth and increased private sector participation in the development of the Nigerian economy, rather than obstruct it.”