President Bola Tinubu, in a significant development, has officially announced the appointment of fresh faces to the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC).
This move holds the potential to usher in a transformative era for the Nigerian bureaucracy.
1. Prof. Tunji Olaopa — Chairman
At the helm of the FCSC, Professor Tunji Olaopa takes charge, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to this pivotal role.
2. Dr. Daudu Ibrahim Jalo — Member (Representing Adamawa, Gombe, Taraba)
Dr. Jalo’s representation encompasses Adamawa, Gombe, and Taraba, promising a more inclusive approach to civil service matters.
3. Ms. Gekpe Grace Isu — Member (Representing Akwa Ibom, Cross River)
Ms. Gekpe Grace Isu’s appointment is a testament to the commitment to regional diversity within the FCSC.
4. Dr. Chamberlain Nwele — Member (Representing Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu)
Dr. Nwele’s role ensures that the concerns of Anambra, Ebonyi, and Enugu are well-considered in the decision-making process.
5. Mr. Rufus N. Godwins — Member (Representing Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa)
Mr. Godwins brings the perspective of the Rivers, Delta, and Bayelsa regions, promising a balanced approach to the FCSC’s operations.
6. Dr. Adamu Hussein — Member (Representing Niger, FCT)
Dr. Adamu Hussein’s appointment is crucial for representing the interests of Niger and the Federal Capital Territory.
7. Mr. Aminu Nabegu — Member (Representing Jigawa, Kano)
Jigawa and Kano’s interests will be well-advocated for by Mr. Aminu Nabegu within the FCSC.
8. Ms. Hindatu Abdullahi — Member (Representing Kaduna, Katsina)
Ms. Abdullahi’s role as a member ensures that Kaduna and Katsina’s concerns are effectively addressed.
9. Mr. Shehu Aliyu — Member (Representing Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara)
Representing Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara, Mr. Shehu Aliyu’s inclusion enhances regional representation.
10. Ms. Odekunle Rukiyat Aduke — Member (Representing Kogi, Kwara)
Ms. Odekunle Rukiyat Aduke’s role in representing Kogi and Kwara adds to the commission’s regional diversity.
11. Mr. Jide Jimoh — Member (Representing Lagos, Ogun)
Mr. Jide Jimoh will ensure that the voices of Lagos and Ogun are heard and considered in FCSC’s decisions.
12. Dr. Festus Oyebade — Member (Representing Osun, Oyo)
Dr. Festus Oyebade’s appointment represents Osun and Oyo, fostering more inclusive governance within the FCSC.
Upon confirmation, the new FCSC leadership is set to take office on November 30, 2023, marking the end of the current Chairman and members’ tenure on November 29, 2023.
This transformation aims to facilitate growth and enhance private sector participation in Nigeria’s economic development, all in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of the administration.
As one of the 14 Federal Executive Bodies, President Tinubu, in accordance with Section 154 of the Nigerian Constitution (1999, Amended), possesses the authority to appoint the FCSC Chairman and its members.
This decision holds the promise of a more dynamic and inclusive civil service that will contribute to the growth and progress of the Nigerian economy.