Section 197 (1)(a-c)
There shall be established for each State of the Federation the following bodies, namely –
State Civil Service Commission;
State Independent Electoral Commission; and
State Judicial Service Commission.
(Each State of the Federation shall have a State Civil Service Commission, State Independent Electoral Commission and State Judicial Service Commission.)
Section 197 (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.
(To know the set up and powers of each body mentioned in section 197 (1) i.e. the previous section, then check Part II of the Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution.)
Section 197 (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.
(When appointing Chairmen or board members and governing bodies of corporations and companies that the Government of a State has controlling shares or vested interest in and also in Universities, Colleges and other institutions of higher learning, the Governor of a State shall do so in accordance with the provisions of section 14(4) of the 1999 Constitution.)
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.
(The Chairman and members of any body established under this section shall be appointed by the Governor of the State and the appointment will have to be confirmed by a decision of the House of Assembly of the State except in the case of ex-officio members or where the Constitution provides for another option.)
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