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Job Recruitment at the Federal Civil Service Commission, April 2017 (How to Apply)

Job  Recruitment at the Federal Civil Service Commission, April 2017 (How to Apply)

Federal Civil Service Job Recruitment/Vacancies

Location Abia, Abuja, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nassarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara

The Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) wishes to announce vacancies in the following MDAs:

(i) Federal Ministry of Information;
(ii) Federal Ministry of Environment;
(iii) Federal Ministry of Justice;
(iv) Federal Ministry of Trade and Investments; and
(v) Bureau of Public Procurement.

Suitably qualified candidates with character and integrity, who are interested in making career in the Federal Civil Service, are invited to apply for any of the posts indicated in each of the MDAs:

Qualified Applicants can access Application Forms on-line on FCSC Website:

Collect FCSC Forms from Chairmen of the States Civil Service Commissions in the Following Geo-political Zones:

(a) North-West (Kaduna);
(b) North-East (Yola);
(c) North-Central & Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mabushi (Abuja);
(d) South-East (Owerri);
(e) South-South (Port Harcourt);
(f) South-West (Ibadan).

FCSC Headquarters, 4 Abidjan Street, Wuse Zone 3, Abuja.

For avoidance of doubt, application form is free. Completed Application Forms must be submitted where collected on or not later than six (6) Weeks from the date of this Publication (Advertisement).

All Application Forms should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly stating the Ministry, the post applied for and addressed to the:

Hon. Chairman,
Federal Civil Service Commission,
4 Abidjan Street,
Wuse Zone 3,


Historical Background

The Central Public Service Board was created sequel to the acceptance of the Nigerianisation Commission Report of 1st January, 1949. The main function of this board was to interview and recommend to the Governor-General, candidates from within and outside the service for appointment or promotion. The Board was made up of a Civil Service Commissioner, the Director of Education or his representative and one official representative of each of the Regional Boards. It was however, empowered to co-opt two additional members, if need be.

A caretaker Central Public Service Commission was constituted on 3rd May, 1952 under the provision of section 169 of the Nigerian Order-in-Council (Constitution) of 1951. This was a transitory body to advice the Governor-General on issues affecting the Public Service at his request. The Federal Public Service Commission was consequently established on the 1st of April, 1954 through a Provision under section 174 of Nigerian Order-in-Council (Constitution) of 1954.

The order provided that the Governor-General might (either generally or specially and in whatever manner he thought fit) refer to the Commission, the appointment of any person to an Office in the Public Service of the Federation, or dismissal or disciplinary control of Officers in the Public Service of Federation, or any other matter which in his opinion, affected the Public Service of the Federation. This in essence gave the Commission the authority to cover all posts (established or unestablished) for which funds were provided in the Federal Annual Estimates.

The Commission at this stage was only an advisory body whose key mandate was advising the Governor-General. The position changed in 1956 when an amendment to the enabling legislation gave the Commission the power to appoint, promote, transfer, second, dismiss or otherwise discipline Officers belonging to certain grades. The name was later changed from Federal Public Service Commission to Federal Civil Service Commission under section 140(b) of the 1979 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Federal Government announced its intention in January, 1985 to create a Customs, Immigration and Prisons Service Board which among other things removed the Civil Servants of the Services concerned from the jurisdiction of the Federal Civil Service Commission. The Government later split the Board into the Nigeria Customs Service and Immigration, Prisons and Civil Defence Corps Boards respectively. This was also the case with other agencies and establishments like the Federal Inland Revenue Board established by the FIRS Act 2007 which staff matters ceased to be handled by the Commission.

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