The Sokoto State Civil Service
About The Office of The Head of Civil Service
The Office of the Head of Civil Service was re-established as a separate Office under the Governor by the AYIDA Civil Service Reform of 1998 with a view to insulating the Office and invariably the Civil Service from direct partisan politics and give it the attention it deserves. The reform was subsequently adopted in the 1999 constitution under Chapter 6, Section 206.
The Office of the Head of Civil Service is the focal point of the entire administrative machinery of the Government in the State. Activities of all Ministries, Parastatals, Departments, Boards and Commissions under Permanent Secretaries and other Chief Executives are co-ordinated under the administrative supervision of the Head of Civil Service. It formulates and implements personnel management policies, procedures and guidelines. It is also responsible for the categorisation of Ministries and Parastatals according to their professions or cadres. The Office maintains constant touch with the Judiciary and Legislature through Offices of the Clerk to the House, Secretary of Judicial Service Commission and Chief Registrars of High Court and Shariah Court.
The Core responsibilities of Head of Civil Service which borders on general establishment and civil service include