A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

At the inception, the Civil Service Commission was known and called the Mid-Western Public Service Commission. The Commission was established on 6th November, 1963 by His Excellency the then Premier of the Mid-Western Region, Chief D.C Osadebey by virtue of the powers conferred on him by sub-section (2) of Section 62 of the Constitution of the Mid-Western State. The Commission was created by Government’s desire to have an Independent Service Commission which shall be responsible for Appointments, Promotions and discipline of Staff.

Following the creation of Bendel State in 1976, the then named Mid-Western Public Service Commission was rebranded to the Bendel State Public Service Commission, the name it was called until August, 1991 when Edo State was carved out of Bendel State. Ever since its establishment, the Commission has always been headed by a Chairman and not more than four Members of equal status with a five year tenure of office. Tenure of Members may however be renewed as approved by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the State House of Assembly.

The State Civil Service Commission is one of the State Executive Bodies established by Section 197 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended). The Commission is vested with the responsibilities of treating matters concerning the State Civil Service with respect to Appointments, Promotions, Discipline, Confirmation of Appointments, Transfers, Retirements, Petitions and Other related matters. These powers are derived from Part II to the Third Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended). The Civil Service Commission provides quality manpower to drive the Policies of Government into concrete realities.

The Activities/Achievements of the Commission is contained in its yearly report known as Commission’s Annual Report.

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