According to the law, an Administrative Secretary is appointed by the Board. But in practice, since the establishment of the Board, the Director/Secretaries have continued to be posted from the pool of Administrative Officers in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation. In addition to being the administrative head of the Board Secretariat, the Secretary is also the Accounting Officer of the Board. Also, the Director/Secretary sits on the Board at its meetings. Following the enactment of the amendment Act of 2003, the ex-officio members from the Finance, Transport, Commerce and Industry were left out of the Board.