President Bola Tinubu has appointed a former Federal Permanent Secretary, Prof Tunji Olaopa as Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission with eleven other members.
A statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said the appointment of the new FCSC Chairman and members is subject to Senate’s confirmation.
It explained that the appointment was in exercise of President Tinubu’s powers, as prescribed by the Constitutional provision, which instructs him to appoint chairmen and members for fourteen Federal Executive bodies.
“As one of fourteen Federal Executive Bodies into which Section 154 of the Nigerian Constitution (1999, Amended) empowers the President to appoint its Chairman and members, President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of the following Nigerians to serve in the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), subject to the confirmation of the Nigerian Senate,” it said.
The other eleven newly appointed Commissioners include: “Dr. Daudu Ibrahim Jalo – Member (Representing Adamawa | Gombe | Taraba); Ms. Gekpe Grace Isu – Member (Representing Akwa Ibom | Cross River); Dr. Chamberlain Nwele – Member (Representing Anambra | Ebonyi | Enugu); Mr. Rufus N. Godwins – Member (Representing Rivers | Delta | Bayelsa); and Dr. Adamu Hussein – Member (Representing Niger | FCT).
“Mr. Aminu Nabegu – Member (Representing Jigawa | Kano); Ms. Hindatu Abdullahi – Member (Representing Kaduna | Katsina); Mr. Shehu Aliyu – Member (Representing Kebbi | Sokoto | Zamfara); Ms. Odekunle Rukiyat Aduke – Member (Representing Kogi | Kwara); Mr. Jide Jimoh – Member (Representing Lagos | Ogun) and Dr. Festus Oyebade – Member (Representing Osun | Oyo).
“Upon confirmation, the new FCSC leadership is expected to commence work with effect from November 30, 2023, following the expiration of tenure of the current Federal Civil Service Commission Chairman and membership on November 29, 2023.
“The President anticipates that the new FCSC leadership will competently facilitate the transformation, reorientation, and digitization of the Federal Bureaucracy to enable, and not stifle, growth and enhanced private sector participation in the development of the Nigerian economy, in full adherence to the Renewed Hope Agenda of his administration.”