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Office of the Head of Service, Edo State, Nigeria.

The Office of the Head of Service was separated from the Office of the Secretary to the State Government in February, 1999 in accordance with the directive of the Federal Government on the Restructuring of the Civil Service. As a result, the functions of the two offices were clearly spelt out in Circular Letter No. SGA. 7/5/T5/200 of 10th February, 1999. The office is charged with the responsibility of managing the human resource base of Edo State Public Service, by providing an enabling environment and promoting a high-performance culture through supervision, implementation and setting of standards. Also, it ensures that MDAs continuously have a workforce that is able to deliver on the objectives and programs of the State The office also provides various administrative support services to the State Government and the rest of the Civil/Public Service in terms of strategic objectives. Furthermore, the office executes human capacity development in the Service and fosters harmonious working relationships between Government and Labour, as well as coordinates pension benefits of Public servants.

Our Vision

To build a virile modern Public Service where efficiency, productivity, accountability, transparency and effective service delivery are the hallmarks

Our Mission

To make Edo State a leading service provider in Nigeria through, the provision of quality and transparent recruitment, service delivery and improved welfare of Public Officers.


To ensure that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of Edo State Government continuously have a workforce that is able to deliver on the objectives and programs of the State; and that they are optimally structured, adequately staffed and appropriate policies emplaced, to drive efficient public service delivery.

Functions of the Office of the Head of Service

Thematic Areas of the Office of the Head of Service


Articulation and implementation of Government’ s policies


To ensure competent, motivated and impartial civil servants working in a system dedicated to serving the public interest.

Staff Welfare

Management of the Public Service Payroll and Staff salaries, wages and allowances of Civil/Public Servants