This appointment is in compliance with Section 154 of the Nigerian Constitution (1999, Amended), which authorizes the president to appoint the Chairman and members of FCSC.
As per an official statement released by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Prof. Tunji Olaopa has been named as the Chairman of the commission.
Other members appointed include Dr. Daudu Ibrahim Jalo, representing Adamawa | Gombe/Taraba; Ms. Gekpe Grace Isu, representing Akwa Ibom |Cross River; Dr. Chamberlain Nwele, representing Anambra|Ebonyi|Enugu; Mr. Rufus Godwins, representing Rivers /Delta|Bayelsa; Dr. Adamu Hussein, representing Niger | FCT; Mr. Aminu Nabegu, representing Jigawa|Kano; Ms. Hindatu Abdullahi, representing Kaduna|Katsina; Mr. Shehu Aliyu, representing Kebbi|Sokoto|Zamfara; Ms. Odekunle Rukiyat Aduke, representing Kogi|Kwara; Mr. Jide Jimoh, representing Lagos|Ogun, and Dr. Festus Oyebade, representing Osun|Oyo.
Upon confirmation by the Senate, the new leadership of FCSC is set to assume their roles effective from November 30, 2023.
This transition marks the conclusion of the current Federal Civil Service Commission Chairman and membership’s tenure on November 29, 2023.
The President has expressed the expectation that the new FCSC leadership will efficiently steer the transformation, reorientation, and digitization of the Federal Bureaucracy.
The objective is to foster and not hinder growth while also promoting increased private sector involvement in the advancement of the Nigerian economy. This aligns with the Renewed Hope Agenda of his administration.