By Kabir Alabi Garba


BEYOND top political positions in the National Assembly in the order of national precedence that have attracted attention lately, there are over 260 other posts within Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government that will be available for grabs in the new Major-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) administration that will be inaugurated on 29 May, 2015.buhari

Already, intense lobbying is ongoing as political jobbers devise techniques and strategies to push their curriculum vitae into the hands and files of influential leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC).

It is even gathered that a directive has been passed to the leadership of the party in all 774 local councils across the country to forward list of five nominees to the national secretariat of the party in Abuja for federal appointments.

Indeed, the homes of national leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in Lagos and Abuja have turned to Mecca of sorts with a steady stream of people wanting to partake in the new dawn brought about by the change of government at the centre. Other notable APC leaders and their friends across the country are said to be under several pressure for jobs. The Guardian gathered that not even tenured offices such as CBN and constitutional bodies are spared by desperate job seekers.

Constitutional Bodies
1. Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB)
2. Council of State (COS)
3. Federal Character Commission
4. Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC)
5. Federal Judicial Service Commission
6. Independent National Electoral Commission
7. National Defence Council
8. National Economic Council
9. National Judicial Council
10.National Population Commission (NPopC)
11.National Security Council (NSC)
12. Nigerian Police Council (NPC)
13. Police Service Commission (PSC)
14. Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission

Other Bodies
15. Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC)
16. Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP)
17. Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
18. Code of Conduct Tribunal
19 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
20. Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC)
21. Infrastructure Concessionary and Regulatory Commission (ICRC)
22. Nigerian Atomic Energy (NAEC)
23. National Pensions Commission (PENCOM)
24. Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)
25. Public Complaints Commission (PCC)
26. National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC)
Commission (NSIWC)
27. National Human Rights Commission
28. Proposed Ministry of Special Duties

Office of the Vice President
29. National Boundary Commission (NBC)
30. Border Communities Development Agencies (BCDA)
31. National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS)
32. National Emergency Management (NEMA)
33. National Commission for Refugees (NCR)
34. Debt Management Office (DMO)
35. Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC)
36. The National Planning Commission
37. National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)
38. Centre for Management Development (CMD)
39. Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER)
Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation
40. National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP)
41. National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)
42. Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA)
43. Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)
44. Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
45. New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
46. Utilities Charges Commission (UCC)
47. National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (NACA)
48. National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)
49. Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC)
50. National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC)
51. National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF)
52. Service Compact with All Nigerians (SERVICOM)
53. Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI)
54. National Economic intelligence Committee (NEIC)
55. Code of Conduct Bureau/Code of Conduct Tribunal
Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation
56. Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON)
57. Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN)
58. Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR)
59. Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board (FGSHLB)
60. Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN)
61. Agricultural Research and Rural Management Institute (ARMTI)
62. National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM)
63. Bank of Agriculture (BOA)
64. National Livestock Development Project (NLDP), Kaduna
65. National Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC)
66. National Food Reserve Agency
67. Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service
68. National Agriculture Seeds Council (NASC)
69. Veterinary Council of Nigeria

Ministry of Aviation
70.Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
71. Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)
72. Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB)
73. Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET)
74. Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
75. Nigeria College of Aviation (NCAT)
Ministry of Communication Technology
76.Nigerian Communications commission (NCC)
77. National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
78. Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF)
79. Nigerian Postal Agency (NIPOST)
80. Nigerian Telecommunicatiohns Limited (NITEL)
81. Galaxy Backbone Limited (GBL)
82. Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) Limited
Ministry of Defence
83. Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON)
84. National Defence College (NDC)
85. Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA)
86. Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC)
87. Military Pensions Board (MPB)
88. Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA)
89. Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC)
90. Presidential Committee on Barracks Rehabilitation (PCBR)
91. Defence Health Maintenance Company Limited
Federal Ministryof Education
92. West African Examination Council (WAEC)
93. National examination Council (NECO)
94. Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB)
95. National Universities Commission (NUC)
96. National Board of Technical Education (NBTE)
97. National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE)
98. Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund)
99. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
100. National Library of Nigeria
101. Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC)
102. National Commission for Nomadic Education
103. National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education
104. National Teachers’ Institute (NTI)
105. Nigerian Institute for Educational Planners and Administrators (NIEPA)
106. Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)
107. The Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN)
108. Teachers registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)
109. Computer professionals Council of Nigeria (CPRCN)
110. The National Mathematical Centre (NMC)
111. French Language Village
112. Arabic Language Village
113. Nigerian French Language village (NFLV)
114. Nigerian Arabic Language Village (NALV)
115. National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA)
116.National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA)
117. National Park Headquarters
118. Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan
119. Environmental Health Registration Council of Nigeria (EHRCN)
Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory
120. Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA)
Federal Ministry of Finance
121. Federal Inland Revenue (FIRS)
122. Office of the Accountant General of the Federation
123. Ministry of finance Incorporated (MOFI)
124. Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)
125. Investment and Securities Tribunal
126. National Insurance Commission (NAICOM)
127. National Economic Recovery Fund (NERFUND)
128. Nigerian Import and Export Bank (NEXIM)
129. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)
130. Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
131. The Nigerian Institute of Internal Affairs (NIIA)
132. Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution
133. The Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA)
134. The Directorate of Technical Aid Corps (DTAC)
Federal Ministry of Health
135. Teaching Hospitals
136. Federal Medical Centres
137. Specialty Hospitals
138. Medical Research Centres
139. Training Institutes
140. Regulatory Bodies such as Nursing and Midwifery Council; Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria; Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria; Radiographers Registration Board; Dental Technicians Registration Board; Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board; Medical Rehabilitation Therapy Board; Dental Therapy Registration Board; Pharmacists Council of Nigeria; Institute of Chartered Chemists; Institute of Public Analysts; and Health Records Registration Board.
141. NAFDAC
142. Other Agencies under the Federal Ministry of Health
Federal Ministry of Information
143. Federal Radio Corporation (FRCN)
144. Voice of Nigeria (VON)
145. Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)
146. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
147. National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)
148. Nigeria Film Corporation (NFC)
149. National Film Video Censor Board (NFVCB)
150. Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON)
151. Nigerian Press Council (NPC)
Ministry of Interior
152. Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS)
153. Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS)
154. Nigerian Security and Council Defence Corps (NSCDC)
155. Federal Fire Service
156. Civil Defence, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDIPB)
157. Customs, Immigration and Prisons Pension Office (CIPPO)

Ministry of Justice
158. Council of Legal Education, Nigerian Law School (CLE & NLS)
159. Legal Aid Council (LAC)
160. Nigerian Copyright Commission
161. Nigerian Law Reform Commission (NLRC)
162. National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related Matters (NAPTIP)
163. Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS)
164. National Law Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
165. Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration

Ministry of Labour and Productivity
166. National Directorate of Employment (NDE)
167. National Productivity Centre (NPC)
168. Michael Imoudu National Institute of Labour Studies (MINILS)
169. Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP)
170. Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF)
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development
171. Federal Housing Authority (FHA)
172. Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)

Professional Registration Council
173. Architects Registration Council (ARC).
174. Council for Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN)
175. Estate Surveyors’ Registration Board (ESRB)
176. Town Planners Council (TPC)
177. Nigerian Builders Council (NBC)
178. Quantity Surveyors’ Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRB)
Ministry of Mines and Steel Development
179. Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG)
180. Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office (NMCO)
181. National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency (NSRMEA)
182. Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA)
183. National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC), Jos
184. National Metallurgical Training Institute, Onitsha
185. Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences (NIMG), Jos
186. Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited
187. National Iron Ore Mining Company (NIOMCO)
188. Nigerian Coal Corporation, Enugu
Ministry of Petroleum Resources
189. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
190. Petroleum Training Institute (PTI)
191. Petroleum Product Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPRA)
192. Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA)
193. Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PDTF)
194. Nigerian Content development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB)
195. Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)
Ministry of Police Affairs
196. Police Service Commission

Ministry of Power
197. Nigerian Electrification Agency (NREA)
198. National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN)
199. National Rural Electrification Agency (NREA)
200. Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN)
201. Transmission Company of Nigeria
202. Nigerian Electricity Liabilities Management Ltd./GTE (NELMCO; Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) PLC
Federal Ministry of Science and Technology
203. National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI)
204. Federal Institute for Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO)
205. Projects development Institute (PRODA)
206. Sheda Science and Technology Complex
207. National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)
208. Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT)
209. Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI)
210. Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research (NITR)
211. National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI)
212. Nigeria Natural Medicine Developmement Agency (NNMDA)
213. National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA)
214. Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC)
215. Nigerian Institute for Leather Science Technology (NILEST)
216. National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT)
217. National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP)
218. National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM)
219. Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN)

Ministry Of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation
220. National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC)
221. National Theatre
222.National Troupe of Nigeria
223. National Commission for Museum and Monuments
224. National Gallery of Arts
225. Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC)
226. Nigerian Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Studies (NIHOTOUR)
227. National Orientation Agency (NOA)
228. National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO)
229. Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC)
Ministry of Trade and Investment
230. Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
231. Consumer Protection Council (CPC)
232. Nigerian Export Promotion Council; and
233. Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission
234. Centre for Automative Design and Development (CADD);
235. National Automative Council (NAC)
236. Nigerian Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA);
237. Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA)
238. Tafawa Balewa Square Management Board and
239. Lagos International Trade Fair Management Board
240. Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
241. National Sugar Development Council (NSDC)
242. Nigerian Financial Reporting Council (NFRC)
243. Industrial Training Fund (ITFR)
244. Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN); and National Directorate of Employment (NDE)
245. Bank of Industry (BoI)
246. Abuja Commodities and Securities Exchange (ACSE)
247. Commercial Law Department

Ministry of Transport
248. Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)
249. Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency (NIMASA)
250. Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC)
251. National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA)
252. Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron
253. Nigerian Shippers’ Council
254. Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT)
255. Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN)
Ministry of Water Resources
256. River Basins Development Authorities
257. Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA)
258. Nigerian Integrated Water Resources Management Agency (NIWRMA)
259. Gurara Water Management Authority (GWMA)
260. National Water Resources Institute
Ministry of Women Affairs
261. National Centre for Women Development

Ministry of Works
262. Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA)
263. Office of the Surveyor- General of the Federation
264. Surveyors’ Council of Nigeria
265. Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria
Ministry of Youth Development
266. Citizens and Leadership Training Centre (C&LTC)
267. National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

National Sports Commission
268. National Sports Commission
269. National Institute for Sports (NIS)
270. Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)/Nigerian Football Association (NFA)

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