CHAPTER VI
THE EXECUTIVE

PART II


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    1. There shall be established for each State of the Federation the following bodies, namely -

      1. State Civil Service Commission;
      2. State Independent Electoral Commission; and
      3. State Judicial Service Commission.

    2. The composition and powers of each body established by subsection (1) of this section are as set out in Part II of the Third Schedule to this Constitution.
    3. In appointing Chairmen and members of boards and governing bodies of statutory corporations and companies in which the Government of the State has controlling shares or interests and councils of Universities, Colleges and other institutions of higher learning, the Governor shall conform with the provisions of section 14(4) of this Constitution.
  1. Except in the case of ex-officio members or where other provisions are made in this Constitution, the Chairman and members of any of the bodies so established shall, subject to the provisions of this Constitution, be appointed by the Governor of the State and the appointment shall be subject to confirmation by a resolution of the House of Assembly of the State.
    1. A person who is a member of any of the bodies established as aforesaid shall, subject to the provisions of this Part, remain a member thereof -
      1. in the case of an ex-officio member, whilst he holds the office by virtue of which he is a member of the body;
      2. in the case of a person who is a member by virtue of his having previously held an office, for the duration of his life; and
      3. in the case of a person who is a member otherwise than as an ex-officio member or otherwise than by virtue of his having previously held an office, for a period of five years from the date of his appointment.
    2. A member of any of the bodies shall cease to be a member if any circumstances arise that, if he were not a member of the body, would cause him to be disqualified for appointment as such a member.

    1. No person shall be qualified for appointment as a member of any of the bodies aforesaid if -
      1. he is not qualified or if he is disqualified for election as a member of a House of Assembly;
      2. he has within the preceding ten years, been removed as a member of any of the bodies or as the holder of any other office on the ground of misconduct.
    2. Any person employed in the public service of a State shall not be disqualified for appointment as Chairman or member of any of such bodies provided that where such a person has been duly appointed, he shall on his appointment be deemed to have resigned his former office as from the date of the appointment.
    3. No person shall be qualified for appointment to any of the bodies aforesaid, if, having previously been appointed as a member otherwise than as an ex officio member of that body, he has been re-appointed for a further term as a member of the same body.
    1. Any person holding any of the offices to which this section applies shall only be removed from that office by the Governor of that State acting on an address supported by two-thirds majority of the House of Assembly of the State praying that he be so removed for inability to discharge the functions of the office (whether arising from infirmity of mind or body or any other cause) or for misconduct.
    2. This section applies to the Offices of the Chairman and members of the State Civil Service Commission, the State Independent Electoral Commission and the State Judicial Service Commission.
  2. In exercising its power to make appointments or to exercise disciplinary control over persons the State Civil Service Commission, the State Independent Electoral Commission and the State Judicial Service Commission shall not be subject to the direction and control of any other authority or person.


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