How powerful is the SGF (Secretary to the Government of the Federation) of Nigeria

The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation monitors and coordinates the implementation of government policies and programmes; serves as the frontline advisory institution of the Presidency; drives policy formulation, harmonization, and implementation; and monitors Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

Boss Mustapha, Nigeria’s SGF as at 2022


General Services

General Services DepartmentPlanning, Research and StatisticsHuman Resource ManagementFinance and AccountsLibrary DepartmentInternal Audit DepartmentReform Coordination and Service Improvement Dept.Procurement DivisionInformation and Communication Technology

Cabinet Affairs Office

Social & Infrastructure DeptEconomic & Finance DeptGovernance & Security Dept

Political & Economic Affairs

International OrganisationPolitical Research and Constitutional MattersEconomic Monitoring, Multilateral and ResearchNigerian National Volunteer ServicePublic AffairsNational Authority on Chemical & Biological Weapons ConventionPublic Affairs and Bilateral Relations

Ecological Project Office

Drought, Desertification & Coastal Zone MgtSoil Erosion and Flood ControlPollution Control DepartmentSpecial DutiesPublic Procurement Department

Special Services

Administration and Inspectorate Dept.Secretariat and External Affairs Department


The SGF oversees a lot of federal government commissions, departments and agencies.

The following agencies are domiciled in the Office:
  1. National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)
  2. Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)
  3. Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC)
  4. Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
  5. National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NHCN)
  6. National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF)
  7. Nigeria National Merit Award (NMMA)
  8. National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC)
  9. Code of ConductBureau (CCB)
  10. Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC)
  11. National Agency for theControl of Aids (NACA)
  12. New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD)
  13. National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP)
  14. National Commission for Refugees (NCR)