The Council of State Secretariat was established in 2020 by Section 10 of the Council of State Act (Act 1037). The Secretariat is headed by Executive Secretary to the Council who is assisted by Directors, Heads of Department/Unit. The Council of State Secretariat exists to facilitate the work of the Council by providing administrative and technical support to the Council and its Committees to ensure effective delivery of the mandate of the Council.
- In the discharge of the functions of the Secretariat, it works to enhance the dignity of the Council of State and also inform the general public of the Council’s activities when needed. It also ensures non-partisanship and high level of professionalism in its service delivery.
The Executive Secretary is the principal advisor to the Chairman and Members of the Council of State on matters of practice, procedures and privileges.
The Executive Secretary is the Head of the Secretariat and it is the duty of the Executive Secretary to arrange sitting of Members and keep minute book. He also presides over the first meeting of a new Council of State until a Chairman is elected. The Executive Secretary also presides over the management committee of the Secretariat made up of Directors and Heads of Departments/Units.