Director, Compensation

ADIGHIOGU, Chiadi Anselm

Mr. Adighiogu, Anselm Chiadi, MCIPM is currently the Director, Compensation Department. Born on October 20, 1971, he hails from Umuariam, Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State. Mr. Adighiogu attended Community Primary School, Umuariam, Obowo, Imo State between 1977 – 1983; Secondary Technical School, Umuariam, Obowo, Imo State from 1983 – 1988; Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State from 1990 – 1995; and Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State from 2001 – 2004 and obtained the First School Leaving Certificate in 1983; West African School Certificate in 1988; GCE O’ Level in 1990; B.Sc. (Hons) Applied Statistics (upper division) in 1995; and Master of Business Administration in Financial Management Technology in 2004.

He did his one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps at the Federal University of Technology (now Modibbo Adama University of Technology), Yola, Adamawa State between November 1995 and October 1996. He joined the service of the Commission in December 1996 as Compensation Officer II. He rose to the rank of Deputy Director, Compensation Department in January 1, 2019, (though he was appointed the Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Commission from August 2010 to July 2019) and was appointed Acting Director, Compensation Department on August 1, 2019.
He is a Full Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) and a Member of Nigerian Statistical Association (NSA).

Some of the working experience over the years are: brought up proposals for the formulation and implementation of labour compensation management policies and guidelines; studied the pay systems of the United States of America, United Kingdom, Republic of South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, etc; prepared reports on International Labour Organisation Conventions relating to workers’ remuneration which are ratified by Nigeria; gave regular clarifications on issues relating to salaries and wages administration which ensured industrial harmony in the Public Service; and participated in collective bargaining between labour unions in the tertiary education institutions, health sector, research and allied sector, etc and the Federal Government of Nigeria on remuneration and conditions of service.

In the course of his duties, he served in some Ad-hoc Committees including the following: Member, Secretariat of the Presidential Committee on the Proposed Salary Structure and Allowances for Top Federal Public Office Holders and the Harmonised Public Service, 2000; Member, Secretariat of the Presidential Committee on the Review of Public Service Salaries and Allowances and the National Minimum Wage, 2000; Member, Secretariat of the Draft White Paper Committee on the Report of the Committee on Fire Outbreak on NNPC building in Lagos, 2004; Member, Secretariat of the Presidential Committee on Mortgage Financing, 2004; Member, Secretariat of the Wages, Salaries and Emolument Relativity Panel, 2005; Member, Secretariat of the Technical Sub-committee on Wage Increase Scenarios to Cushion the Effect of the Petroleum Price increase in the Public Service, 2005; Member, Secretariat of Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage, 2009; Member, Secretariat of Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage, 2018; and Member, Secretariat of Committee to Negotiate the Consequential adjustments arising from the National Minimum Wage, 2019.

Some of the selected Trainings/Courses he has attended are as follows: Advance Course on Compensation Management, Lagos 1999; International Labour Standards (ILS) and Report Writing- First Report on Conventions Nos. 111 and 138, Abuja 2004; Industrial Relations Negotiation Skills and Conflict Resolution, Thames Valley University, Slough, London, United Kingdom, 2008; Post 9th Nigerian Development Forum, Ecole Nationale D’Administration, Paris, France, 2011; Hydrocarbon Asset Management Dubai, United Arab Emirate, 2011; Post 10th Nigerian Development Forum, German University of Administrative Science, Speyer, Germany, 2012; and Post 11th Nigerian Development Forum, National Academy of Public Administration , Washington DC, United States of America, 2013.

Mr. Adighiogu holds the traditional title of “Onuowu” of his community, and has received many other awards. He is married with children and his hobbies include Tennis, community development and driving.