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All you need to know about the Federal Civil Service Commission(FCSC)

by Abbey
Federal Civil Service Commission (Nigeria) FCSC

The Federal civil service job is a top job in Nigeria due to the favourable salary structure, the prestige and, more importantly, the job security. A lot of great individuals have worked in the Nigerian civil service. Therefore, if you are looking to thread that part, then this article is for you. It is a guide on all you need to know about the Federal Civil Service Commission. 

Federal Civil service commission of Nigeria is an administrative body in Nigeria that is charged with the employment, transfers, and effective discipline of all federal civil servants. Notably, no one can become a civil servant on the federal level without going through the federal civil service commission. According to the Federal Civil service commission act, this executive body has the authority to subject any prospective employee a background check to know if they have been convicted of a crime at a point in time or the other, or any case of resigning or compulsory retirement. 

The Federal civil service commission was created according to section 169 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. More so, the appointment of the Head of the Civil service of the federation is in line with section 171 of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria. Furthermore, the power to remove and appoint a new civil service director-general/chairman is vested in the president of Nigeria. Notably, the current civil service boss is Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan since the 28th of February, 2020. Although, she was sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 4th of March, 2020.

Federal Civil Service Commission registration portal and application form: The availability 

Thinking of becoming part of the civil service workforce? Have you been asking questions about the federal civil service commission application form? The registration portal of the federal civil service commission is the platform that is opened only when the recruitment process is on. The application form is not always available, however, a circular is released over the media houses if the application form is available to be obtained. 

Federal civil service commission recruitment for 2018 and 2019

The Federal civil service commission has not had general recruitment for some time, rather, they recruit based on openings in any of the ministries they oversee. In 2018 and 2019, no general recruitment was conducted. Although there has been a lot of news going on around about a recruitment process scheduled for later in 2020, as of now, nothing is assured. However, be rest assured that we will keep you posted on any development as regards recruitment. 

Federal civil service commission address

For different reasons, you might have a cause to go to the head office of the federal civil service commission of Nigeria, need not worry, we have provided you with the exact address of the office below.

Federal Secretariat Complex,

Phase II, Shehu Shagari Way,

Three Arms Zone, Abuja

Contact number: +234 9 290 8853, +234 9 290 6342

Federal Civil Service Commission Salary Structure

Nurturing a dream of working in the Nigeria Federal Civil Service Commission? It is imperative to have a willingness to know their salary structure beforehand. The structure of the civil service ranks is based on entry-level education and certificates. For instance, the federal civil service pay scale in 2018 and the federal civil service pay scale in 2015… there was no review of the salary structure within that time. Notably, since the implementation of the minimum wage, there has been a consequent percentage increase in the salary scale on all levels. For a fresh University graduate, you will be placed on the level 8 salary in the federal civil service with about N978,000 annually. With further years of the on-the-job experience, you are entitled to promotions to higher levels. The director-general of the civil service commissions takes home about N6,020,000 annually as a level 17 officer. 

Official website of the Federal civil service commission: https://www.ohcsf.gov.ng/contact

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  • Abbey

    Abbey Johnson has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.

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