The Local Government Service Commission was graciously reconstituted by the Oyo State Government, under the able and purposeful leadership of His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Executive Governor of Oyo State in November, 2011 to perform certain statutory functions as entrenched in the enabling laws of Oyo State. The Commission has presently been without a Board ever since the 5-year tenure of the re-constituted Board expired in November, 2016.

Our Vision

The Commission’s vision is to complement the State Government Policy thrust on transformation through engagement of right caliber of personnel in optimum size, assuring their career advancement, manpower development and justifiable deployment while protecting them from victimization on the job in order to guarantee quality service delivery.

Our Mission

To elevate the Oyo State Local Government Service to enviable height and make it first among equal.

Our Objectives

  • To ensure right sizing of members of staff in the Unified Local Government Service
  • To ensure equitable manpower distribution in the service
  • To improve and enhance manpower development for better service delivery
  • To ensure unfettered career elevation of staff within the ambit of enabling rules and regulations
  • To maintain a well behaved and disciplined members of staff
  • To appoint persons to offices on salary grade levels 07 and above in the Local Government Service;
  • To set up general uniform standards/guidelines for appointments, promotions, posting and discipline of Local Government Staff;
  • To transfer/post persons holding those offices in sub-section (i) from one Local Government to another equitably;
  • To dismiss and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding those offices, if found culpable of any serious act of misconduct;
  • To serve as an appellate body for all petitions in respect of junior staff in the Local Government;
  • To monitor the activities of each Local Government on appointment, discipline and promotion of Local Government junior employees on salary Grade Levels 01-06, in order to ensure that laid down rules, regulations and guidelines are strictly and uniformly adhered to;
  • To maintain comprehensive and up-to-date seniority lists and nominal rolls of Local Government Staff; and
  • To utilize one percent (1%) of the revenue accruing to Local Governments in the state from the Federation Account for regular training courses and manpower development of officers in the Local Government Service of the State.

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  • To appoint persons to offices on salary grade levels 07 and above in the Local Government Service;
  • To set up general uniform standards/guidelines for appointments, promotions, posting and discipline of Local Government Staff;
  • To transfer/post persons holding those offices in sub-section (i) from one Local Government to another equitably;
  • To exercise disciplinary control over persons holding those offices, if found culpable of any serious act of misconduct;
  • To serve as an appellate body for all petitions in respect of junior staff in the Local Government;
  • To monitor the activities of each Local Government on appointment, discipline and promotion of Local Government junior employees on salary Grade Levels 01-06, in order to ensure that laid down rules, regulations and guidelines are strictly and uniformly adhered to;
  • To maintain comprehensive and up-to-date seniority lists and nominal rolls of Local Government staff; and
  • To utilize one percent (1%) of the revenue accruing to Local Governments in the State from the Federation Account for regular training courses and manpower development of officers in the Local Government Service of the State.

        The Local Government Service Commission came into being through the provisions of Section 94 of the Local Government Law of 1957.  It was known as Local Government Service Board then.  The Board was empowered to deal with the appointment, posting, transfer, promotion and discipline of persons holding declared post enumerated in Western Region Law of Nigeria (WRLN) 315 of 1957 and contained in Gazette No. 51 of 24th October, 1957 and WRLN 229 of 1958.

The Local Government Service Commission, being a service agency of the State Government was encapsulated in Section 78, Cap 66 of the Local Government Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 1978.  Since then its name was known as the Local Government Service Commission or the Commission. The 1979 constitution also gave recognition to its existence.

Sometimes during the regime of Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, all the Local Government Service Commissions throughout the Federation were abrogated.  But due to hues and cries, the Federal Military Government resuscitated the Commissions through circular letter No. VP 923/Vol. II of 15th July, 1992.  This was in view of the felt need to protect career Local Government officials from the buffeting of partisan politics, thus ensuring the maximum utilization of the scarce high caliber manpower resources through the maintenance of the Unified Local Government Service, while at the same time be at a position to attract and retain capable hands in the Local Government Service.  The Commission is statutorily accorded recognition by the various editions of the Oyo State Laws of Nigeria.

  1. Alh. Chief L.A. Ayankojo           –        Chairman
  2. Mrs. Dele Layeni                         –        Full-Time Commissioner
  3. Mr. Adewale Abraham               –        Full-Time Commissioner
  4. Dr. (Mrs.) Abiodun Ayandele   –        Part-Time Commissioner
  5. Alh. B. A. Ajibade                        –        Part-Time Commissioner
  6. Pastor A. A. Jimoh                      –        Permanent Secretary

Past Chairmen of the Commission from 1999-2011

  1. Chief Titilade Awakan           –           1999 to 2003
  2. Prince D.G. Ladeji                  –           2004 to 2005
  3. Alhaji Kola Gbadamosi          –           2005 to 2006/2008 to 2011
  4. Hon S.A. Alalade                   –           2006 to 2007

Past Full-Time Commissioners 1999 to 2011

  1. Chief Mrs. Titi Fawole            –           1999 to 2003
  2. Hon J.O. Oguntoye                 –           2004 to 2005/2007
  3. Prince A. A. Ajala                   –           2006
  4. Chief Segun Odebunmi          –           2008 to 2010                  
  5. Hon A. A. Adebayo               –           2011
  6. Hon. E.O. Abiola                    –           2011 to 2012

Past Part-Time Commissioners 1999 to 2011

  1. Elder Dele Ajao                      –           1999 to 2003
  2. Elder Ajewole Olabode          –           1999 to 2003/2008 to 2011
  3. Hon S. A. Babarinde              –           2004 to 2005
  4. Chief Mrs. Y. A. Azeez          –           2004 to 2007
  5. Alhaji Salami Nasiru               –           2006/2008 to 2010
  6. Chief Mrs. F. M. Arulogun     –           2008 to 2011
  7. Hon T. T. Olayiwola               –           2011

Past/Present Permanent Secretaries from 1999 till date

  1. Mrs. Abiodun Akinfenwa       –           1999 to 2001
  2. Mr. Lani Opanike                    –           2001 to 2005
  3. Alhaja (Chief) K. I. Adeleke  –           2005  to 2009
  4. Alh. L.T. Busari                      –           2007
  5. Alhaji D.A. Durodola             –           2009 to 2012
  6. Mr. E.A. Adebunmi                –           2012 to 2014
  7. Engr. I. A. Ajibola                  –           2014 to 2015
  8. Mr. O. O. Olaoye                    –           2015 till date

Past/Present Directors of Administration

  1. Mr. Sipe Okesola                    –           1999 to 2001
  2. Mr. J. O. Bolaji                       –           2001 to 2002
  3. Mr. K. O. Oyerinde                –           2002 to 2004
  4. Alh. B. A. Olanrewaju            –           2004  to 2011
  5. Mr. O. O. Olabiyi                    –           2007
  6. Alh. Siju Lawal                       –           2011
  7. Evang. S. A. Akinwale, JP     –           2011 to 2012
  8. Mr. S. A. Aremu                     –           2012 to 2015
  9. Alhaji T. T. Mudashiru            –           2015 till date

Past/Present Directors of Finance and Supplies

  1. Alh. K. B. Kazeem                 –           2002 to 2012
  2. Alh. Ashiru K.O                     –           2012 to 2013
  3. Deacon Majaro A. F.              –           2014 to 2015
  4. Mrs. Racheal Olabode            –           2015 to 2016
  5. Mrs O.L. Oyeranmi                 –           2017 till date

Past/Present Directors of Education and Social Services

  1. Mr. Bimbo Ladepo                 –           2005 to 2014
  2. Mrs. A. A. Adisa                    –           2014 to 2015
  3. Mr. Adeola Oduola                 –           2015 till date

Present Director of Budget, Planning, Research and Statistics

  1. Alh. Ganiyu Wasiu                 –           2017 till date

Past/Present Internal Auditors

  1. Mr. Wale Oyegbami                –           2002 to 2008
  2. Mrs. Oyeranmi L. O.               –           2008 to 2017
  3. Mr. Adeyemo M. O.               –           2017
  4. Alh. Ayobami Adedeji           –           2017 till date

Past/Present Deputy Directors of Admin & General Services

  1. Mrs. M. M. Thomas                –           2002 to 2006
  2. Prince J. A. Adeyemo             –           2006 to 2008
  3. Alh. T. T. Mudashiru              –           2008 to 2014
  4. Mr. Akeem Olatunji                –           2017 till date

Past/Present Establishment Officers

  1. Mr. A. O. Atoyebi                  –           2011 to 2012
  2. Mr. A. F. Solaja                      –           2012 to 2014
  3. Mr. Deji Adegbola                  –           2014 till date

The achievements recorded by the Commission in the last six years i.e. 2011 till date can be categorized under the following sub-headings:

Staff Training and Manpower Development

Part of the Commission’s major statutory duties is to organize short term workshops/seminars/courses for officers in the Local Government Service in order to enhance the service delivery capacity and potentials of these officers who cut across various cadres, ranks and posts in the eight (8) major departments in the Service. It is gratifying to report that between 4th November, 2011 when the present Board of the Commission was constituted till date, 9,625 officers spread across all cadres in the service were trained.  This feat is unprecedented in the history of the Commission given the magnitude of the participants and the positive impact of the training on their service delivery capacity.

In addition to this role, the Commission had until lately granted approvals to officers interested in embarking on long term training programmes in various institutions of higher learning in and outside the country in order to improve their knowledge and intellectual capacity for better performance of their official duties in their various cadres.

However, having observed that this privilege had been abused by a significant number of officers in the Service, the Commission promptly adopted a new policy guideline on In-Service Training programmes in the Local Government Service of the State which among other things, specified the right and power of the Commission to identify the training needs of all its staff and approve their release for any training programme.  This is a clear departure from the previous practice whereby officers looked for admission on their own and later applied for sponsorship and release.

In a bid to ensure that members of the Service aspiring to embark on long term training programmes are not unnecessarily delayed and denied of their right to self improvement while in the Local Government Service, the Commission also reduced the waiting period required for qualification for In-Service Training programmes from five (5) years to two (2) years by which time an officer must have been confirmed in a pensionable appointment.

Fresh Appointments

In view of the current embargo on employment by the State Government, appointments of officers into the Service are considered on exigencies of duty based on vacancies existing in the relevant cadres which are subject to the approval of the Executive Governor of the State.

Appointment of Heads of Local Government Administration

In line with the Transformation Agenda of the present administration in the State and as part of the efforts by the State Government to reposition the Local Government on the path of efficiency and improved service delivery, the Commission recorded another land-mark achievement through the appointment of some officers on substantive Grade Level 16 as Heads of Local Government Administration, GL.17.  The appointment of the officers in August, 2012 was sequel to their success in the qualifying examinations and interview conducted for them by the Commission.

Furthermore, due to the creation of new Local Council Development Areas from the Existing Local Government Areas, the need arose to appoint 35 Council Managers into the Local Council Development Areas to coordinate the activities of these development areas.  Consequently, other vital appointments were made to fill the vacancies of heads of department in the eight departments which exist at the Local Government level in the State; and other duty posts.

Following the retirement of 24 Heads of Local Government Administration in the Local Government Service, His Excellency recently approved the appointment of 24 officers to fill the vacancies. The newly appointed Heads of Local Government Administration have thus been given their letters of appointment as substantive Heads of Local Government Administration.

Appointment of People Living with Disabilities

It is also on records that 66 people living in disabilities (PWDs) were employed into various cadres in the Local Government Service following the approval of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State.  The affected officers have since settled down well in their duty stations thus removing the age long tradition of regarding people with disabilities as liabilities to the society.

Appointment of Medical Laboratory Scientists / Technologists

In addition to the above, 63 Medical Laboratory Scientists were recruited into the service to boost the Primary Health Care delivery at the grassroots.  The engaged officers had been posted to the 33 Local Governments on equitable basis.

In an attempt to create a dynamic and service oriented workforce which can respond to the challenges of the modern day Public Service, the Commission, acting on the directive of the State Government, conducted verification exercise for all categories of officers in the Local Government Service in the year 2012.  The screening exercise culminated in the disengagement of a sizeable number of officers from the Service on various grounds such as stagnation, old age, falsification of records, incompetence etc.

However, based on the magnanimity of the Executive Governor, about 40% of 1,154 officers disengaged from the Service who appealed against the decision of Government and whose appeals were found to be genuine, were reinstated in to the Service thereby lending credence to the position of government that the repositioning of the entire Public Service of the State was not intended to witch hunt any worker as insinuated in some quarters.

As a statutory body which is mindful of its regulatory role in the Local Government Service, the Commission has over the years fought tooth and nail to ensure that sanity prevails in the Service.

It is on record that the Commission has on many occasions wielded its big stick against recalcitrant officers in its employment in order to ensure conformity with the standard norms, practices, rules and regulations governing the official conduct of members of the Service.

It is on records that eight (8) Community Health Officers in the Primary Health Care Department in some Local Governments, one of who had retired from the Local Government Service, were found culpable of certificate forgery, following the Commission’s verification of their certificates (B.Ed Health Education).  The Commission upon the establishment of a case of certificate forgery against the concerned officers took appropriate disciplinary measures against them within the ambit of the Law in order to serve as a deterrent against other officers who may want to indulge themselves in such despicable act in future.

Further to the above steps taken by the Commission, efforts were equally made with the approval of the Executive Governor of the State, to carry out general certificate verification exercise for all officers in the Local Government Service of the State with a view to fishing out those with forged educational certificates for further necessary disciplinary actions.  Eventually, all those found to be in possession of fake certificates were shown the way out of the Local Government Service.

In the same vein, some officers found culpable of diverting Government revenue into personal purse in the Estate Unit, Marriage Registry and Agriculture and Natural Resources departments in some Local Governments were relieved of their duties.  Meanwhile, all the officers who were equally guilty of dereliction of duty were demoted to serve as a deterrent to other officers in the service who might be exhibiting non-chalant attitude to their official duties.

The Commission succeeded in promoting a significant number of eligible officers in various cadres to higher ranks/grad levels after emerging successful in various  competitive selection processes conducted from time to time.   The summary of the promotion exercises successfully conducted by the Commission is presented below:

 

Promotion Year

DEPARTMENT

NO PROMOTED

2010

Administration and General Services

573

 

Finance and Supplies

277

 

Education and Social Services

426

 

Agriculture and Natural Resources

37

 

Works, Transport, Housing Lands, and Survey

 

523

 

Primary Health Care

340

 

Environmental Health Services

115

 

Budget, Planning, Research and Statistics

 

29

 

TOTAL

2,320

2011

Administration and General Services

508

 

Finance and Supplies

371

 

Works, Housing Lands and Survey

366

 

Primary Health Care

412

 

Environmental Health Services

96

 

Agricultural and Natural Resources

54

 

Education and Social Services

385

 

Budget, Planning Research and Statistics

21

 

Total

2,213

 

         In the year 2012, promotion examinations were equally conducted for eligible officers on grade levels 06 to 15 in the Local Government Service of the State. Those who were successful in the conducted examinations were invited for oral interview.  However, the Commission is awaiting the directive of the State Government on the release of  promotion letters to the successful candidates.  As soon as the directive is received, all the affected officers will be given their letters of promotion for 2012.

ADVANCEMENT

During the period under consideration, the Commission granted advancement to 123 deserving officers in the Unified Local Government Service of Oyo State as a way of motivating them for improved productivity.

 

CONVERSION

During the period under reference, the Commission converted 64 officers to Administrative Officer Cadre based on their success in the organised competitive selection processes in form of qualifying Public Service examination and Extended/Commissioners’ Interviews.

In a like manner, qualifying examination and selection interview were conducted for eligible officers seeking conversion from the Sub-Professional cadres to the Core Professional cadres as well as those seeking transfer from one Sub-Professional cadre to the other in the Local Government Service.  It is on records that a total number of six hundred and forty-three (643) officers were converted/upgraded from one cadre/post to another in year 2014.

In order to ensure the development of all round officers and prevent sit tight syndrome in the Local Government Service, the Commission carried out the posting of officers on Grade Level 07 and above across the 33 Local Governments in the State in year 2012/2013.  This achievement was represented in the history of the Local Government Service as officers who had stayed at a particular station for more than three years were transferred to other neighbouring Local Government so as to prevent any untoward effect on the families of the affected officers.

In 2014, the Board of the Commission undertook an inspection tour of the 33 Local Governments in the State in order to monitor the general performance of staff and to endear them with the policies and programmes of government with the overall objective of  getting their cooperation and support for the successful execution of the these policies and programmes.

It is worthy of note that the successes recorded by the Commission in the six years would not have been possible without the moral support of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, whose pragmatic approach to the repositioning of the entire Public Service of the State has been responsible for the improved image of the Local Government Service of the State.

Similarly, the wealth of experience of the outgone Board of the Commission which was made up of seasoned and accomplished administrators in both public and private    set-up had served as impetus to the present efforts of the Commission at placing the Local Government Service on a higher pedestal.


   (SGD)      

O. Olaoye

Permanent Secretary,

Local Government Service Commission.

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