CHAPTER VIII
FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA AND GENERAL SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

PART IV
INTERPRETATION, CITATION AND COMMENCEMENT


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PART II

STATES' EXECUTIVE BODIES

(ESTABLISHED BY SECTION 197)

A - State Civil Service Commission

1. A State Civil Service Commission shall comprise the following members -

(a) a Chairman; and

(b) not less than two and not more than four other persons,

who shall, in the opinion of the Governor, be persons of unquestionable integrity and sound political judgment.

2. (1) The Commission shall have power without prejudice to the powers vested in the Governor and the State Judicial Service Commission to -

(a) appoint persons to offices in the State civil service; and

(b) dismiss and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding such offices.

2. The Commission shall not exercise any of its powers under sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph in respect of such offices of heads of divisions of Ministries or of departments of the Government of the State as may from time to time be designated by an order made by the Governor except after consultation with the Head of the Civil Service of the State.

B - State Independent Electoral Commission

3. A State Independent Electoral Commission shall comprise the following members -

(a) a Chairman; and

(b) not less than five but not more than seven other persons.

4. The Commission shall have power-

(a) to organise, undertake and supervise all elections to local government councils within the State.

(b) to render such advice as it may consider necessary to the Independent National Electoral Commission on the compilation of and the register of voters in so far as that register is applicable to local government elections in the State.

C - State Judicial Service Commission

5. A State Judicial Service Commission shall comprise the following members -

(a) the Chief Judge of the State, who shall be the Chairman;

(b) the Attorney General of the State;

(c) the Grand Kadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the State, if any;

(d) the President of the Customary Court of Appeal of the State, if any;

(e) two members, who are legal practitioners, and who have ben qualified to practice as legal practitioners in Nigeria for not less than ten years; and

(f) two other persons, not being legal practitioners, who in the opinion of the Governor are of unquestionable integrity.

6. The Commission shall have power to -

(a) advise the National Judicial Council on suitable persons for nomination to the office of -

(i) the Chief Judge of the State

(ii) the Grand Kadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the State, if any,

(iii) the President of the Customary Court of Appeal of the State, if any,

(iii) the President of the Customary Court of Appeal of the State, if any,

(iv) Judges of the High Court of the State,

(v) Kadis of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the State, if any, and

(vi) Judges of the Customary Court of Appeal of the State, if any;

(b) subject to the provisions of this Constitution, to recommend to the National Judicial Council the removal from the office of the judicial officers specified in sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph; and

(c) to appoint, dismiss and exercise disciplinary control over the Chief Registrar and Deputy Chief Registrar of the High Court, the Chief Registrars of the Sharia Court of Appeal and Customary Court of Appeal, magistrates, judges and members of Area Courts and Customary Courts and all other members of the staff of the judicial service of the State not otherwise specified in this Constitution.`


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