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OGUN STATE TEACHING SERVICE COMMISSION

Address: New Secretariat Complex, Block A, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. P.M.B.: P.M.B. 2081, Sapon, Abeokuta.
Official Phone Number: 08033377244

 The Commission was established by Edict        Number 3 of May 28, 1991 as contained in Ogun State Gazette No. 23 Vol. 16      dated 6th June, 1991. The Commission is composed of a Chairman,         Three (3) Full-Time and Two (2) Part-Time Commissioners,           totaling Five (5),     One (1) Representative of the Ministry of Education Science & Technology and     the Commission’s Permanent Secretary who serves as a Member/Secretary.

The Mission of the Agency are to;

Ensuring an improved staffing position in Public Secondary School (Junior and Senior) both in quality and quantity.

Maintenance of discipline and cordial relationship among Teaching and Non – Teaching Staff in Public Secondary Schools and,

To further improve the quality of Education.

ADMINISTRATIVE HEAD

Name: Mrs. Olabisi Olanrewaju Akinnuga

Telephone No.:  08033377244        

MRS. OLABISI OLANREWAJU AKINNUGA PERMANENT SECRETARY, TEACHING SERVICE COMMISSION

Mrs. Olabisi Olanrewaju Akinnuga was born in Sagamu on 11th November, 1958 into the family of Late Chief Abiodun Ogunmekan of Shagamu Arms Inn Limited, hails from Iperu in Ikenne Local Government Area of the State.

She had her elementary education at the Wesley School, Oko II, Sagamu (1970) and secondary education at Remo Secondary School, Sagamu, (1971 – 1976). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA, (1980).  She did her NYSC Programme at the then Ministry of Economic Development, Ilorin, Kwara State (1980/81). She also has a Diploma in Cooperative Studies (1984) and Desktop Publishing (2004).

She started her professional Career in Ogun State on 14th October, 1981 as Assistant Registrar of Cooperative Societies. She was sworn in as Permanent Secretary on Monday, 30th September, 2013 by His Excellency, the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun CON, FCA.

Prior to her appointment, she was the Director of Cooperative Services (functioning as the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics) in the Ministry of Community Development and Cooperatives (2005 – 2013). She had previously served as the Deputy Zonal Officer (1983 – 1992) and the Zonal Officer (1994 – 1999) for Ijebu Cooperative Zone in which she supervised six (6) LGAs. She was a pioneer Lecturer at the Ogun State Cooperative College, Ijeja, Abeokuta (1992 – 1994). In fact she was a member of the Planning Committee, during the official opening of the College. She was the Cooperative Zonal Oficer Egba Zone, comprising of seven (7) LGAs between January, 2000 and 2001. She was the Deputy Director of Cooperative Services between 2001 and 2005.

She has attended training and workshops, both at home and abroad on Administration, finance, Project Management, Social Sector Policies and Programmes, Personnel Management and Computer appreciation among others. She is an ASCON alumni.

She was a member of the Monitoring Group for 2004 Gateway Games in Ogun State. She has produced different compendium on projects handled by Community Development Associations when she was the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics in the Ministry of Community Development and Cooperatives. She served as a member of the Administrative Panel of Enquiry that looked into the alleged Case of Illicit, Fraudulent and Diversion of Government Funds and Revenue by Officials of Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, June – August, 2013. She was a member, Inauguration sub-committee for the second –term of His Excellency Senator Ibikunle Amosun CON, FCA.  She also served as a member of the Events and Entertainment Committee during the burial of Mama HID Awolowo in November, 2015.

Mrs. Akinnuga assumed office as Permanent Secretary at the Teaching Service Commission on Wednesday, 2nd October, 2013. With her wealth of experience, coupled with good human relations, she has brought a new lease of life into the affairs of the Commission.

She is happily married and the marriage is blessed with children and grandchildren.

PRINCIPAL GENERAL (SPECIAL DUTIES)

Name:  Mrs. Olugbemisola Bosede Onasanya

Telephone No.: 08033377923
MRS. OLUGBEMISOLA BOSEDE ONASANYA PRINCIPAL – GENERAL, SPECIAL DUTIES

Mrs Onasanya Olugbemisola Bosede is an education graduate of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan (1978).

She attended Manuwa Memorial Grammar School in Ondo State for her O/L and Federal Government College, Odogbolu for Advanced Level.

She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Life Theological Seminary, Ikorodu.

She is married to Mr. Onasanya, Ibikunle Aboaba (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Strategy) from Ijebu-North East of Ogun State.

She is a successful Educationist.

A lecturer at the Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo 1979-1981.

A School teacher, Vice Principal and principal’ for many years.

An expert in NGO management.

She was Seconded to Ogun State Governor’s office at various times from 1988-2011 to manage and assist the NGO of Ogun State first ladies (Wives of Governors)

Her job description as Principal General Special Duties;

Is directly responsible to the Chairman of the Commission

Provides technical, diplomatic and professional assistance to the Chairman of TESCOM.

Assist the Chairman to ensure that professional ethics, values and standard are kept and upheld.

Designs and formulate special programmes to enhance professional skills; teachers’ optimum performance and improve the managerial skills of School managers towards Higher Educational Potential (HEP) of Students in the State.

She is a lover of community development and has the following Awards;

GOLD AWARDEE: National Council for Women Societies (Ogun Branch)

PROMOTER: Girl’s Guide Association of Nigeria (Ogun Branch)

MATRON: Boys Scout Association of Nigeria (Ogun Branch)

CERTIFIED DISTINGUISHED ADMINISTRATOR: Corporate Administration of Nigeria

DISTINGUISHIED AWARDEE: University of Ibadan Alumni Association

PEACE AWARDEE: Fajol Community Development Association

MATRON: Student Union Association (Ondo State Branch)

IYA EWE: Ebenezer Cathedral Ilu Titun, Ondo State

SECRETARY: Principals General Forum

PRESIDENTIAL AWARDEE : ALL NIGERIANS’ CONFEDERATION OF PRINCIPALS OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS (ANCOPSS).

A Christian and a Pastor, A lover of Music and Matrimony.

Her Mentors Include:

Professor Akin Aju

Mrs Adekunbi Oyejide former Head of Service Ogun State

His Royal Majesty Oba Kayode Adetona, The Awujale of Ijebuland.

DEPARTMENTS

Department of Administration and Supplies,

Name of the Director is Femi Ogundimu.

Duties of the Department are as follows:

Secretariat of the Commission’s Personnel Management and its Committees

Pension Matters

Appointment of newly recruited Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff

Secretariat for the statutory meetings of the Commission

Promotion and discipline of the Commission’s Staff

Promotion of Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff

Posting and Transfer of Non-Teaching Staff

Training development for Commission Staff

Trade Union Matters

Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time by the Permanent Secretary.

 

Department of Planning, Research and Statistics.

Name of the Director is O.A Sanya.

Duties of the Department are as follows:

Preparation of the Commission’s Annual Budget and Rolling Plan.

Preparation of Manpower Budgeting of School (i.e. Determination of Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff requirement of schools).

Collection, collation, scrutinization, analysis and presentation of data in Public Secondary Schools for decision taking and policy formulation for the Commission.

Training and development of Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff.

Screening of teachers into administrative posts.

Maintenance of Commission’s Database and Website.

Generating, packaging and disseminating information about the Commission to the public (Image-making).

Enlightening the masses about the mission and vision of the Commission through publicizing, covering and broadcasting of events that emanates from the Commission through the media.

Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time by the Permanent Secretary.

 

Department of Management Services and Zonal Administration

Name of the Director is Adeyemi O.T.

Duties of the Department are as follows:

Supervision, monitoring and co-ordination of Zonal Offices/Secretaries.

Matters relating to Teachers’ welfare i.e. Discipline, approval and recognition of Teachers going on courses.

Transfer of Zonal Secretaries, Principals, Vice-Principals and Teaching Staff.

Adjustment of salaries including award of two incremental credits for Teaching Staff returning from courses.

Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time by the Permanent Secretary.

 

Department of Finance and Accounts.

Name of the Director is Alhaji A. Ajao

Duties of the Department are as follows:

Ensuring compliance with financial instructions and the Accounting    Codes by all staff under his control and supervision;

Advising the Accounting Officer and other Departmental Heads on all financial matters as well as technical provisions of Financial Instructions and other Treasury and Finance Circulars.

Maintaining proper accounting records such as books of Accounts e.g. Main and Subsidiary Ledgers, Cash Book, DVEA Book, Personal Advances Ledgers, etc.

As an integral part of the budgeting team, to reduce effective budgeting control by matching/comparing budgeted figures with actual expenditures or revenue as the case may be and advise the Accounting Officer appropriately;

Liaising with the Accountant-General from time to time when in doubt in the interpretation of the provisions of Financial Instructions and other Treasury Circulars or when confronted with difficulties in the performance of his duties;

Ensuring the existence of an effective Audit Query Unit to promptly deal with all queries from Internal Audit-Units, Inspectorate Department, Office of the Auditor-General and Public Accounts Committee and other such bodies;

To assist the Accounting Officer in ensuring that internal guides, rules, regulations and procedures are adequately provided for and that the security and effective check on the assessment, collection and accounting for revenue are put in place;

Ensuring timely preparation of Final Accounts/Financial Statements.

FACT FILE

Current Programmes

1. The Commission produces quarterly news bulletin – ‘TESCOM DIGEST’ to educate and enlighten the public on the activities of Government in the Education sector as it concerns Public Secondary Schools in the State.

2. Induction Programmes were organized for newly appointed Principals, Vice-Principals and Zonal secretaries, both at the Headquarters and Divisions to expose them to effective school administration.

3. Regular visits to Ogun State Public Secondary Schools to monitor and assess Teachers’ performance with relevant professional advice given where necessary.

4. Permission granted to Teaching and Non – Teaching Staff in the State Public Secondary Schools to undergo Sandwich Courses in Institutions of Higher Learning of their choice to improve and update themselves academically.

5. Both the Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff are promoted as at when due. The 2015 promotion exercise is currently in progress as approved by His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (CON, FCA).

On-going Projects: Nil

Proposed Projects

1. Purchase of Motor Vehicle

2. Purchase of Office furniture and fittings

3. Purchase of Computer Systems and Accessories

4. Construction of Office Buildings at the zonal and divisional offices.

5. Purchase of Projectors at the Headquarter.

6. Purchase of Motion and Still-Picture Cameras

7. Purchase of Electronics/Electrical Equipment

8. Purchase of Photocopying Machines

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

ADDRESS: IBB Boulevard, Opposite Alaba Lawson Secondary School, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
P.M.B.: P.M.B. 2064, Sapon, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Phone Number: 08035394640

Ogun State Library Board remains a full fledge parastatal of the State Government with the State Ministry of Education exercising supervisory function. The Library came into existence as a result of the creation of Ogun State in February, 1976. It was an offshoot of the Western State Library Board. In order to give it legal backing, the then Military Governor of the State, Captain Oladeinde Joseph enacted an edict known as the ‘Ogun State Library Board Edict’ with effect from 7th May, 1991. It equally reflected in the Ogun State House of Assembly Resolution No 70 of 10th November, 2003. On July 2, 1996, the pioneer State Library Board was inaugurated by the then Military Administrator of Ogun State, Navy Captain Sam Ewang with Dr. Taofiq M. Salisu as the Chairman of the Board.

The State Library Complex was built and commissioned in 1992 by the then Military Governor of Ogun State, Late Navy Captain Muhammed Alabi lawal. The Library Headquarter, situated along Presidential Boulevard/Central Bank Road, Abeokuta was named after the first Nigerian Head of service in the old Western Region, Late Simeon Adebo.

On 4th February 2004, Otunba Gbolagade Osunkoya was appointed as Consultant on Library Services, a position he held till May 29th 2011. The Ogun State Library Board is presently administered by the Director, State Library Board in person of Mr. Lateef Adebola Benson. He is the Accounting Officer of the Library pending the appointment of Board Chairman and members. The staff strength is sixty six (66) which comprises of junior and senior staff. The official resumption time for Library staff is by 7:30a.m and open operations to library clienteles by 9:00a.m. The Library has almost 120,000 volumes of Library material/resources.

Administrative Head

BENSON, Lateef Adebola

Lateef Adebola Benson is from a very humble background. He was born at Ade-Oyo hospital, Iyemetu, Ibadan on 27th February, 1967 to Alhaji Abdul Rasheed Adebayo Benson from Oke-Jaga in Oke-Sopin quarters Ijebu Igbo and Mrs. Agbeke Adetutu Benson (nee Agba-Sale) also from Agba-Isale compound in Oke-Jaga of Oke-Sopin quarters Ijebu Igbo. Both hail from Ijebu North Local Government of Ogun State.

At Ibadan, his parents lived in Ajanla compound in Oke Foko Ibadan. Due to circumstances of his birth, Bishop Alaba Job then priest gave him christened him as David Abayomi Olasunkami. Out of six children, Lateef Adebola is the only surviving son and one other sister.

Early Education:     

He started his Arabic Islamic Education under the tutelage of Alhaji Abdul Salami Bamidele a famous Islamic cleric Oni-lawani group in Amunigun Ibadan. At age seven, he finished reading and learning of the Holy Quran. He attended Abiola Jacob Primary School in Oke-Foko, Ibadan between 1972 to 1978. During this period, he was a member of the famous Awurebe music led by late Alhaji Dauda Akanmu Epo-akara in Popo Iyemoja, Ibadan. After his primary education, he again found himself under Alhaji Salami Bamidele for further knowledge in Islamic Education, where he finished the meaning (exegesis/interpretation) of the Holy Quran at age 12.

 

Secondary School Education:

He attended Nawar-ru-deen High School, Oke-Ijeun in Abeokuta.  He was the Senior Prefect for his set.

 

University Education:

In 1987, he gained admission to the prestigious University of Ibadan to study B.A. Islamic Studies and he graduated in 1991. While he was in school, he tried to augment the stipends he got from his parents by engaging in bus conducting at the UI gate. He was also a part-time dancer with late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti at Ikeja shrine. In 1994, he was again at the University of Ibadan to pursue Master degree in Library Studies. Also, during this period between 1994 and 1997 he pursued another Master programme in Institute of African studies specializing in Ifa.

 

Working Career:

He was a pioneering teacher at Sadatul Abadiyat Nursery and Primary school, Abiola way, Abeokuta between 1991 and 1992. He was employed as a librarian I at Federal Polytechnic Ilaro between 1999 and 2003. He left Federal Polytechnic Ilaro for University of Lagos in 2003 and he was there till 2006. In 2006 he joined the Ogun State Library Board as Assistant Director of Library Service in November, 2006.

 

Marital Life:

Lateef Adebola Benson is happily married to Kamilat Olabisi Oniyide, who hails from Ayetoro town in Yewa North. Mrs. Kamila Olabisi Benson is a matron in the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro Medical Center. The marriage is blessed with four kids.

 

Hobbies:

He enjoys reading and dancing. During his leisure time, he enjoys listening to music such as Apala, Fuji and Music from Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Telephone No: 08035394640

Departments

Finance and Accounts Department – Mrs. C. B. Adewuyi

Administrative and Supply Department- Miss. F.Y. Shobo

Public Library Department – Mr. V.I.F. Giwa

School Library Department – Mr. Marcus Baderin

Technical Service Department –Miss Stella Egemba

Readers Services Department – Mr. F. T. Amodemaja

ICT and Bibliographic Services Department – Mr. Sigis O. Adeniji

Serials Services Department – Mrs. Olubunmi Ogundeyi

Finance and Accounts Department

Name of Director:     Mrs. C. B. Adewuyi

Duties of the Department:

Is responsible for management of revenue generation, disbursement of funds for various expenses incurred, keeping of records of the related transactions and other books of government accounting records.

Administrative and Supply Department

Name of Director:     Miss. F.Y. Shobo

Duties of the Department:

It provides administrative support to other departments for smooth running of the Agency. It is responsible for Staff related matters i.e. recruitment, posting, discipline and training amongst other. Also to assist the Director of Library Services on implementation and execution of government policies on State Library.

Public Library Department

Name of Director:     Mr. V.I.F. Giwa

Duties of the Department:

Is responsible for provision of library services in all Local Government (area) headquarters of the State and the development of a State archives for the preservation of documents.

School Library Department

Name of Director:     Mr. Marcus Baderin

Duties of the Department:

Is responsible for the development and promotion of library facilities in all the Primary and Secondary Schools in the State.

Technical Service Department 

Name of Director:     Miss Stella Egemba

Duties of the Department:

Is responsible for the processing of library materials which includes stamping, accessioning, pasting of book pocket and date due slip, classification, cataloguing and spine labeling.

Readers Services Department

Name of Director:     Mr. F. T. Amodemaja

Duties of the Department:

Is responsible for the provision of a central reference library and ancillary services with emphasis on the needs of the State Government and its various agencies such as internet, Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI), reference services, charging and discharging of library materials and other referral services.

ICT and Bibliographic Services Department

Name of Director:     Mr. Sigis O. Adeniji

Duties of the Department:

Is responsible for Coordinating ICT department, daily uploading of Library activities on social Media, answering users’ queries through library social media pages, handling correspondence between libraries and Ogun State Library Board, developing and maintaining library website.

Serials Services Department

Name of Director:     Mrs. Olubunmi Ogundeyi

Duties of the Department:

is responsible for the arrangement of serial publications and monitoring of newspapers subscription for the library.

Fact File

Proposed Projects 

Establishment of Zonal Libraries in all Local Government Area of the state

Provision of mobile Library services to the people

Virtual Library Services

MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND STRATEGY

ADDRESS: BESIDE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE, OKE MOSAN, ABEOKUTA,
PMB. 2034, SAPON, ABEOKUTA
OFFICIAL TELEPHONE NUMBER: 08106505683

Ministry of Information and Strategy serves as the channel in the two-way communication between the Government and the governed, creating a positive awareness and identity for the entire citizenry and re-orientation of values in line with the vision of the State Government.

Serves as the public relations agency to the various arms of government and undertake directly and through the assistance of the media an effective publicity of government’s efforts and activities.

Make copious use of various strategies of re-orientation of values to mobilize the entire citizenry for positive development, reposition the State and take it back to its glory and brand the State to leverage on the success achieved on developmental projects.

Political Head

adeneyeLocal Government:

Odogbolu

Religion:

Christianity

 

Education:

University of Louisiana, USA 1986 Master in Mass Communication  majoring in Radio & Television Production.1986

Southern University of New Orleans, USA 1985 B.A in Business Administration.1985

Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode WASC. 1981

St. Catherine’s Primary school, Surulere, Lagos. 1975

TELEPHONE NO.

080-3306-1319.

Department of Production Services

 

Director- Mrs Bunmi Odumusi

1. News gathering and dissemination to the public

2. Publication of Ogun State News Bulletin (OGIS)

3. Highlighting the activities of government through well- researched and unbiased feature articles published in National Dailies, Provincial and Community Newspapers.

4. Production and Publication of monthly newspaper- OGUN UPDATE and circulated among public servants opinion leaders/pressure groups in and outside the State.

5. Information Officers in the Department are also assigned ad-hoc duties

6. Production of Photographs and Films for circulation to the Print and Electronic Media and for government publications as well as for others outside government.

7. Managing the production Unit of the Ministry.

Department of Public Enlightenment

DIRECTOR- Ms Moni Falade

DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENTS:

1. The Department is dedicated to enlightening the public on the activities of the State Government.

2. This is done through regular Radio and Television programmes in English, Yoruba and Pidgin English.

Department of Strategy

Director- Mr. Biodun Awere

1. Image management for the State Government.

2. Reputation Management for the State Government and its functionaries.

3. Mass re-orientation in line with the vision of the Government.

4. Conflict Management and consensus building.

5. Production of Promotional Materials about the state.

6. Briefing sessions and village square meetings.

Department of Planning, Research and Statistics

DIRECTOR –

1. Development of long/short term programmes and annual budgets for efficient performance in the Ministry.

2. Coordination of Projects and Programmes

3. Monitoring of Activities in respect of set targets of the Agency.

4. Preparation of quarterly reports.

5. Identification of the training needs of the Ministry.

6. Coordination of Technical Aids / External Assistance.

7. Impact assessment of projects/programmes of the Ministry

8. Building a viable Data Book.

9. Provision of Library services.

10. Liaising with the Print and Electronic Media.

11. Registration of Newspapers.

12. Statistics and Information Communication Technology Unit.

13. Collection, Collation, Analysis, Interpretation and Publication of information for policy making.

14. Secretariat of the ministerial and Department Tenders Board.

15. Establishment and Maintenance of Electronic Data Base.

16. Computerization of the activities

17. Training of Staff on Information technology

18. Statistical Publication

Department of Administration and Supplies

Director- Mr. Nafiu Adebiyi

DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT:.

1. Appointment, Promotion, Discipline, Training and Welfare of Staff.

2. Maintenance of Personnel Records, Office Equipment, Furniture, vehicles and stores

3. Sees to security and environmental sanitation and administrative matters.

The Director acts as Secretary of the Ministry’s Personnel Management Committees and coordinates activities of the Agencies being supervised by the Ministry namely OGBC and OGTV.

Department of Finance and Accounts

Director- Mr. Ayo Orekoya

DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENTS:

Ensures compliance with financial instructions and accounting codes by all staff under his control and supervision, Advising the Accounting Officer and Departmental head on all financial matters as well as technical provisions of Financial Regulations and other Treasury and Finance Circulars.

Maintains proper records of accounts/Ensure prompt rendition of all returns as prescribed in financial instructions.

Ensures effective budgeting control by matching /comparing budgeted figures with actual expenditure or revenue and advising the Accounting Officer appropriately.

Liaises with the office of the ACCOUNTANT – GENERAL on financial matters. Ensures timely preparation on final accounts / financial statements and assisting the Accounting Officer in ensuring that internal guides, rules, regulations and procedures are adequately provided.

Fact file

CURRENT PROGRAMMES

The Ministry has daily, weekly and monthly programmes to educate the public on the activities, policies and programmes of the State Government.  They are:

Ogun State Information Service bulletin (OGIS) – A Daily News Bulletin.

Ogun Update – A Monthly Publication.

Giant Strides – A Weekly Television Programme on OGTV @ 9.00 a.m Mondays

Ogun State Review – A Weekly English Programme on OGBC II @ 9.00 p.m on Thursdays

Ijoba Tiwa N Tiwa – A Weekly Yoruba Programme on OGBC I @ 4.15 p.m on Wednesdays

Ogun Dey Kampe – A Weekly Pidgin English Programme on OGBC II @ 7.30 p.m on   Tuesdays

 

Supervision of Government owned Radio and Television Stations: Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC) and Ogun State Television (OGTV) and Ogun State Printing Corporation (Print Corp.)

Registration of Newspaper Organizations in the State.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

NAME OF MINISTRY: Ministry of Health
ADDRESS: Ground Floor, Block A, New Secretariat Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State
POSTAL ADDRESS: PMB 2031, Sapon, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
OFFICIAL PHONE NUMBER:       Honourable Commissioner for Health     –         08033343753
                                                               Permanent Secretary                              –         08062509250

 

 

Ministry of Health is one of the several agencies of the Ogun State Government. The Ministry was established in 1976 to oversee the health needs of the populace of Ogun State. It was formerly situated in the mini secretariat, Oke-Ilewo, comprising of Health and Hospitals Management Board Sections, but it was later moved from Oke-Ilewo to Block A of the new secretariat building in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta on Tuesday, 26th May, 2009.

The functions of the Ministry include but limited to the oversight functions of regulating every aspect of health matters in the state; some of which are;

1. To provide quality, accessible health care services to all people living within the state

2. To ensure rapid socio-economic development as well as promote welfare of the citizens in line with the National Health Policy of 1988 and

3. Social demands

The highlights of these include;

1. Advising on the introduction of health reforms and enabling legislation as at when necessary

2. Ensuring political commitment of government towards the realization of the National health Policy.

3. To mobilize all possible human resources in order to implement the state health strategy to the fullest and to re-allocate these resources as equitably as possible.

4. To encourage educational and civil sectors to participate in a wide-range of health educational activities in Communities, Schools and other educational training and civil institutions

5. To organize Primary Health Care in Communities and to provide guidelines and practical support to these communities that organizes their own Primary Health Care.

Ensuring education and training of health personnel.

AGENCIES UNDER THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH

The three levels of Health Care are well represented under the Ministry with statutory functions as prescribed for each level.

Though these agencies have their own Boards, they are subject to the control of the Ministry as approved by the Governor. These agencies are:

Primary Health Care Development Board:

It caters for the implementation of policies and directive on Primary Health Care as enunciated by Donor Agencies, WHO, Federal and the State Government.

Hospitals Management Board (Secondary Level Health Care)

The HMB takes care of all State, General and other Secondary Services providing hospitals including cottage and District Hospitals. The Board of the HMB functions under the directives of the Hon. Commissioner for Health.

The Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH)

The hospital trains Medical Students as well as other medical related professionals including Resident Doctors. All policies and major contractual issues go through the Ministry of Health.

The Ogun State Agency for the Control of AIDS (OGSACA)

It caters for the implementation of policies and directive on HIV/AIDS as enunciated by Federal and the State Government in collaboration with donor agencies and implementing partners.

Honorable Commissioner For Health

Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, MPH, FWACP was born on 15th May, 1970 at Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State. He hails from Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the State. He attended St. John Africa Primary School, Ijebu-Igbo. From there, he proceeded to Beje High School, Ijebu-Igbo between 1981 and 1986. Dr. Babatunde Ipaye is an alumnus of the Ogun State University, where he bagged his MBBS degree. Dr. Babatunde Ipaye who is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP) worked as a Long Term Technical Adviser to National Malaria Control Programme for two years (2008-2010) and he was Consultant HIV/AIDS Adviser to the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in Nigeria between 2012 and 2013. Prior to his appointment as Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye was Consultant on HIV/AIDS Specialist to the World Bank between February 2012 to September, 2015. Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, MPH, FWACP was appointed as the Honourable Commissioner for Health on 29th October, 2015 by His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, CON, FCA.

TELEPHONE NO: 08033343753

Permanent Secretary

Dr. Nafiu Olatunde Aigoro MBBS (Ibadan), FWACS, MNIM was born on 25th March, 1963 and he hails from Gbagura in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the State. He attended Talim-Ul-Islam Ahmadiyya School, Elegbata, Lagos for his Primary School Education from where he proceeded to Nigeria Premier College, Yaba, Lagos State where he finished his Senior School Education in 1980. Dr. Aigoro also attended St. Gregory’s College, Ikoyi, Lagos State for his Higher School Certificate (HSC) from 1980 to 1981. For his Tertiary Education, Dr. Nafiu Olatunde Aigoro attended the famous University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State where he obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1987. Dr. Aigoro is a Consultant Orthopaedic/Trauma Surgeon, a Fellow of the West Africa College of Surgeons (FWACS) and a Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).

Dr. Nafiu Olatunde Aigoro MBBS (Ibadan), FWACS, MNIM entered the Ogun State Civil Service as a Medical Consultant with effect from 6th January, 1998. He was appointed as the Director, of the Ogun State Ambulance Services (OGSAS) in November, 2003. In the year 2010, Dr. Aigoro was appointed as the Medical Director/Chief Executive Officer of the State Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Around the month of June, 2013, Dr. Aigoro was transferred to the Hospitals Management Board as Director. He served as the Director, Health Services of the Hospitals Management Board before his appointment as Permanent Secretary on 29th October, 2015 by His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, CON, FCA

 

TELEPHONE NO: 08062509250

Department of Administration and Supplies

NAME OF DIRECTOR: Mr. Wale Obasan

DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

STRUCTURE

The department of Administration and Supplies has the following units:

1. Central Administration

2. Registries – Open and Confidential

3. Drivers’ Pool

4. Typing Pool

FUNCTIONS

1. Establishment matters including appointment, promotion, transfer, discipline of staff, retirement, pension, posting of junior and senior staff

2. Staff training and welfare

3. Acts as the secretariat of the ministry’s junior and senior committees

4. Maintenance of personal and confidential records of staff

5. Procurement and supplies of stationery, office equipment, furniture etc

6. Stores

7. Control of Vehicle and drivers

8. Other administrative duties

Department of Public Health

NAME OF DIRECTOR: Dr. Quudus Adegboyega Yusuff

DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

STRUCTURE

To enhance efficient and effective Primary Health Care and Disease control in the state, the department of Public Health is divided into the following units;

1. Reproductive Health unit

2. Guinea worm eradication unit

3. Monitoring and evaluation unit

4. HIV/AIDS unit

5. National programme on immunization (NPI)

6. Nutrition unit

7. Disease surveillance unit

8. Tuberculosis unit

FUNCTIONS

1. Policy formulation and information dissemination

2. Monitoring and Supervising of primary health care

3. Disease surveillance and contingency plan for emergency, epidemic and response

4. Effective collaboration with NGOs and national and international development partners

Department of Finance and Account

NAME OF DIRECTOR: Mr. Ojelabi A. Usman

DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

To enhance efficient and effective management of resources in the state, the department of Finance and Accounts comprises three divisions as follows;

  1. Finance division:

Internal Audit unit

Public Expenditure Unit

Public Stores Unit

Reconciliation Unit

 

       2. Accounts division

Revenue Unit

Personal Emolument Unit

Final Accounts Unit

Budget division

   FUNCTIONS

1. Accounting for government revenue

2. Ensuring prudent management of government expenditure

3. Management of public debts

4. Investment and asset management

5. Budget and budgetary control

6. Internal financial control

7. Financial reporting

8. Preparation of estimates and budget for the ministry

9. Payment of salaries and allowances

10. Rendering advise on financial matters

Department of Nursing Services

NAME OF DIRECTOR: Mr. Adejobi Oluwatoyin Adedeji

DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

STRUCTURE

This department has the following units;

1. School of Nursing, Abeokuta

2. School of Nursing, Ijebu-Ode

3. School of Nursing, Ilaro

4. School of Midwifery, Abeokuta

5. School of Midwifery, Ijebu-Ode

FUNCTIONS

1. Coordinating training of Nurses and Midwives

2. Representing Ogun State at Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria

3. Advise government on Nursing matters

4. Organizing workshops and seminars for Nursing and Midwife tutors in Ogun State

5. Conduct entrance exams into the schools of Nursing and Midwifery

6. Regulate standard of Nursing practice in Ogun State

Department of Hospital Services

NAME OF DIRECTOR: Dr. Solomon O. Sokunbi

DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

STRUCTURE

The department of Hospital Services has the following units;

1. Quality control divisions

2. Alternative and traditional medicine practice unit

FUNCTIONS

1. Registration of private health institutions

2. Monitoring of quality practice of orthodox medicine

3. Reduction of quackery and impersonation

4. Ensure quality practice by practitioners

5. Refresher training for orthodox medicine practitioners

6. Improved revenue generation for government

Department of Pharmaceutical Services

NAME OF DIRECTOR: Pharm. Adewumi Olayiwola

DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

STRUCTURE

1. The following units are under this department;

2. Inspectorate and licensing unit

3. Drug Abuse control unit

4. Counterfeit and fake drugs task force unit

5. Food, drugs and poison information unit

FUNCTIONS

1. Inspecting and licensing of all pharmaceutical premises within the state

2. Organizing enlightenment campaigns

3. Ridding the state of fake drugs and unwholesome foods

4. Providing drug information to other health care providers

5. Public enlightenment on radio and television

6. Sensitization meeting with stakeholders on dangers of fake and counterfeit drugs as well as poisonous food

Department of Planning, Research & Statistics

NAME OF DIRECTOR: Dr. (Mrs.) Ranti Oladeinde

DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

STRUCTURE

This department is divided into the following units;

1. Health planning division

2. Research division

3. Health statistics division

FUNCTIONS

1. Preparing health development programmes

2. Monitoring and evaluation of projects

3. Conduct research into sectors covered by the ministry

4. Routine collection and processing of data

5. Preparing briefs on Consultants

6. Preparation of proposal for internal and external financing

Department of Ambulance and Emergency Services

NAME OF DIRECTOR: Dr. Hassan Adelakun

DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

FUNCTIONS

It is charged basically with the responsibility of:

1. Providing prompt and effective rescue for road crash victims

2. Rescue of disaster victims

3. Moving of critically ill patients using the Advanced Life Support Ambulances

4. Back-up emergency coverage of large public functions and medical clinic at various functions.

Proposed Projects

1. Renovate and equip at least two Primary Health Care Facilities in each Local Government and introduce Performance Based Funding (PFB) to improve productivity and quality of service.

2. Functional infrastructural upgrade of high yielding General Hospitals and provision of necessary equipment/manpower to provide secondary care and support referral from the PHCs

3. Develop a “Hub and Spoke” mechanism of service linkage between the primary and secondary levels of care and reduce the burden of primary care needs on the tertiary hospital.

4. Activate Ogun State Community Based Health Insurance ‘ARAYA’ in the remaining 13 LGAs and link same to the PBF-health facilities.

5. Improve government support to pregnant women and children under five through subsidy payment in ARAYA programme.

6. Sustain the present level of immunization coverage, treatment of severe Malaria and prevention interventions for HIV/AIDS.

7. Re-organize the Hospital Services Department to ensure only duly registered and certified private facilities provide quality services to the people of Ogun State and reduce quackery.

8. Institutionalise continuous medical and nursing education to improve service outputs and quality.

9. Provide necessary tools and manpower for Integrated Supportive Supervision of all health facilities in Ogun State to ensure adherence to Ogun Standard.

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

NAME:           OGUN STATE JUDICIARY
ADDRESS:     HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, ISABO, ABEOKUTA.
P.M.B :          3009 SAPON, ABEOKUTA
E-MAIL:         Info@ogunstatejudicary.gov.ng
WEBSITE:      www.ogunstatejudiciary.gov.ng
PHONE:         07060444285, 09090452699

The Ogun State Judiciary is the third arm of Government; it came into existence at the creation of Ogun State in 1976. It operates through three hierarchies of Courts which are the High Court, Magistrate Court and Customary Court. These Courts have Rules guiding their operation. The Courts have been operating within the full complement of their Rules and have contributed immensely to the development of legal jurisprudence in Nigeria and in particular Ogun State.

Ogun State Judiciary is presently headed by the first female Chief Judge in Ogun State, Hon. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, CON, KJW. His Lordship is the professional head and Chief Executive of Ogun State Judiciary with other twenty four High Court Judges ably manning the High Court Bench.

On the Lower Court Bench there exist thirty – six (36) Magistrates ranging from Chief Magistrate Grade 1 to Magistrate Grade II.

At the grassroots level are the Customary Courts jurisdictionally classified into Grades I and II which are being presided over by seasoned, knowledgeable and honourable personalities.

The Chief Registrar is the Head of Administration and Chief Accounting Officer of the Ogun State Judiciary. He is ably assisted by three Deputies i.e. Deputy Chief Registrar (Administration), Deputy Chief Registrar (Special Duties) and Deputy Chief Registrar (Legal).

The Chief Registrar and his team are being supported by the Heads of the following sections – Establishment, Accounts, Library, Information, Maintenance, Protocol, Records/Statistics and Probate.

Ogun State Judiciary has nine (9) Judicial Divisions namely: Abeokuta, Ijebu – Ode, Sagamu, Ota, Ilaro, Ijebu – Igbo, Agbara, Ayetoro and Abigi.

Also there are eighteen (18) Magisterial Districts and Forty – eight (48) Customary Courts across the State.

Chief Registrar

NAME:                       MR. OLUSOLA STEPHEN OLOYEDE, MNIM
DATE OF BIRTH:                  13th Jan. 1969
STATE OF ORIGIN: Ogun State
MARITAL STATUS:             Married
Institution Attended with dates

All Saints Anglican Pry School, Lagos 1975 – 1981

Akoka High School, Lagos, 1981 – 1986

Ogun State University, Ago – Iwoye where he bagged Bachelor of Laws, LLB (HONS) in 1992.

He was called to the Bar in 1993.

He joined Ogun State Judiciary as a Senior Magistrate 1 in August, 2005

He rose to the post of Chief Magistrate II before he was elevated to the post of DCR Special Duties in 2012 and appointed as Chief Registrar since 2013 till date.

PHONE:         08035448569

Administrative Department

NAME OF DIRECTOR:    MRS. O. A. AYOBOLU (DEPUTY CHIEF REGISTRAR, ADMINISTRATION)

DUTIES:

  • To oversee Magistrates Matters,
  • Customary Court Judges,
  • Control of all Judiciary staff and
  • Any other duty assigned by the Chief Judge or Chief Registrar.

Special Duties Department

NAME OF DIRECTOR: MR. AKEEM ADENARIWO (DEPUTY CHIEF REGISTRAR, SEPCIAL DUTIES)

DUTIES:

  • Maintenance of all Judiciary facilities,
  • Supervision of all Judiciary projects,
  • Supervision of the Protocol Unit and
  • Any other duty assigned by the Chief Judge or Chief Registrar.

Legal Department

NAME OF DIRECTOR:         MR. ANTHONY OLUSESAN ARABA (DEPUTY CHIEF REGISTRAR, LEGAL)

DUTIES:

  • To oversee Legal matters,
  • Library matters,
  • Supervision of the Correspondence Registry and
  • Any other duty assigned by the Chief Judge or Chief Registrar.

Current Projects

ON – GOING PROJECTS

NIL

Proposed Projects

  • Judiciary Headquarters
  • Customary Court of Appeal
  • Construction of Crèche
  • Construction/Provision of water facilities

Statistics

Number of Judicial Divisions                    9

Number of High Court Judges                  25

Number of Magisterial Districts              18

Number of Magistrates                             36

Number of Customary Courts                  48

Revenue Court, Abeokuta

Family Court, Abeokuta

Traffic Court

Criminal Justice Fast Track Clinics at Abeokuta, Ijebu – Ode and Ota Judicial Divisions.

MINISTRY OF FORESTRY

OFFICIAL NAME:               OGUN STATE MINISTRY OF FORESTRY
OFFICE ADDRESS:            FIRST FLOOR, BLOCK D, NEW SECRETARIAT, OKE- MOSAN, ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE
POSTAL ADDRESS:           P.M.B 2008, SAPON, ABEOKUTA
OFFICIAL PHONE NUMBER:   07010459109
BRIEF ON THE MINISTRY

The Ministry of Forestry was carved out of the Ministry of Agriculture in August, 2004 (to become the first and only Ministry of Forestry in the Country) so as to fully exploit and develop the potentials of the State’s forest resource in all ramifications. The primary responsibility of the Ministry is to ensure rapid development of the State’s forest resources in all ramifications.  It is also to coordinate all forestry activities in the State with a view to ensuring controlled and orderly exploitation of timber and non-timber forest resources so as to prevent soil degradation and provide mitigation against other disasters such as erosion, flood, global warming etc. which could result from deforestation.

Ogun State can be considered as the cradle of Forestry in Nigeria because the first Forest Reserve in the country is situated here in Ogun State at Olokemeji, it was established in 1915. Apart from this, the State can also boast of the largest industrial tree plantation in the Country – Ogun State Forestry Plantation Project, Area J4 occupying an area of 670.67sqkm.

The importance of forestry, particularly in Ogun State is extensive.  The forests make valuable contributions to the development of the economy of the State and to the general standard of living of the populace. Interestingly, Ogun State is naturally endowed with abundant forestry resources, which when harnessed could support wide range of economic activities in the State in particular and the nation in general.

Vision

The vision is to pursue with vigour forest regeneration activities and reclamation of environmentally unstable areas in the State, and to develop and manage forest resources on sustainable yield basis to ensure continuous and uninterrupted supply of Timber and Non-Timber Forest Products.

Mission

The Ministry’s mission is to ensure rapid development and conservation of our forest resources through regeneration and controlled exploitation of timber and non-timber forest resources for the purpose of economic development and environmental sustainability.

 

Policy Thrust & Objectives

The broad policy objectives of the Ministry are enumerated below:

  • To ensure adequate and continuous supply of forest produce through the development and orderly exploitation of the State’s Forest Resources in order to protect the environment and ecology.
  • To provide employment opportunities for the youths especially the rural dwellers through the encouragement and development of timber and non-timber related industries.
  • To protect our forest estates against any form of encroachment, damage or destruction and to regenerate the forests at a rate that is higher than that of exploitation.
  • To mount extensive campaigns on the need for individuals, schools, communities, organized private sector, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grow trees on their farmland.
  • To develop, manage and protect wildlife in order to prevent the extinction of rare or endangered species.

Profile of the Hon. Commissioner

forestryLawal, Kolawole Wasiu was born on September 24, 1962 in Oke Odan, Ogun State. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate from St. James’ Anglican School, Oke-Odan in 1972 after which he proceeded to Area Community High School, Owode-Yewa, Ogun State for his secondary education. He obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1983. He bagged his National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from Federal Polytechnic Ilaro in 1986 and 1990 respectively. He proceeded to University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt where he obtained B.Sc in Banking and Finance in 1998. He also acquired Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the same University in 2004. He started his Professional Career with Mobil Producing Nigeria Ltd. (EXXONMOBIL), Victoria Island, Lagos as Port Harcourt Supply Base Accountant in November 1991 and rose to the post of Management Executive, Venture Relations in August, 2009.

In addition to academic qualifications, he also has some professional qualifications such as Certificate in Petroleum Exploration, Drilling and Production for Non Engineers/Geologists from University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA in 1993; Certificate in Strategic Cash Flow Management from Tack Training International UK in 1995; Certificate in Inventory Management from MACTAY & Associates, in 1995; Certificate in Effective Executive Presentation, from Intercontinental Management Services Consultants Ltd., Lagos in 1996; Certificate in Petroleum Accounting for Exploration and Production Operators from PetroConsult Energy Company Ltd, Lagos State in 1997; Certificate in Fixed Assets Accounting form J. D. Edwards, Dallas, Texas, USA in 1998; Certificate in Accounts Payable I & II from J. D. Edwards, Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1999; Certificate in General Accounting I & II from J. D. Edwards, Reading, UK in 2000; Workplace in-house training in System Analysis and Application (SAP) at Houston, Texas, USA in 2004; Certificate in Team Leadership from North American Training and Development Institute, Houston, Texas, USA in 2005; Certificate in Team Leadership from North American Training and Development Institute, Houston, Texas, USA in 2005 and Workplace in-house training in Leadership and Motivation from Harvard Business School, USA in 2009. He is presently the President, Yewa Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (YECCIMA), a position he has been occupying since 2012. He has over 20 years cognate Oil and Gas finance and procurement experience with versatility in Oil and Gas Accounting and Supply Chain Management. He has strong management and leadership skills gained from wide local and international exposures and this has built into him the ability to lead, direct and actualize team goals.

He joined active politics in year 2010 and was a gubernatorial candidate in Ogun State in 2011. He is happily married with children   .

Phone No: 07031138634, 07081764334, 08070585454

E-mail: wklawal@yahoo.com;

wklawal@gmail.com

Profile of the Permanent Secretary

PS-ForestryEngineer Isiaka Olanrewaju Bisiriyu was born on December 6, 1959 in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He attended Ebenezer Baptist Primary School, Oke-Saje, Abeokuta between 1973 and 1977. He had his secondary school education in Egba High School, Abeokuta between 1973 and 1977 and proceeded to University of Ibadan where he studied Mechanical Engineering between 1979 and 1984.  He also acquired Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ado-Ekiti.

 

He started his Professional Career with Ogun State Government as a Pupil Mechanical Engineer with Ogun State Water Corporation and was posted to Ijebu-Ode Area Office.  As a Senior Mechanical Engineer at the Ogun State Water Corporation, he was involved in the design, procurement and installation of treatment plants for major and minor water supply schemes.  He later became the Area Engineer/Manager for Abeokuta Area Office, managing the activities of over 20 Water Supply Schemes and rose to the post of Head of Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical) with Ogun State Water Corporation.  He served as Director of Rural Development and Director for Rural Electrification at the Bureau of Rural Development and Ministry of Special Duties respectively from August 1999 to July 2007.  When the Ministry of Water Resources and Rural Development was created in 2007, he pioneered the Power Generation and Distribution Department as the Director in charge of power generation and rural electrification activities of the Ogun State Government.  He was the Secretary of the first State Energy Council in Ogun State which had the State Governor as its Chairman between August 2008 and May 2011.

 

He reached the pinnacle of his career when he was appointed as a Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Special Duties on the 6th January, 2012 by His Excellency, the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, CON, FCA.  He thereafter served as a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture. He is presently the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Forestry. Engr. I. O. Bisiriyu, a committed and practicing professional is a Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers, Registered Engineer with COREN and a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management as well being the former Chairman of the South West Zone and Council member of the Institute.  He is happily married and blessed with children.

 

Phone No:  08033170071

E-mail: foobisekint98@gmail.com

Department of Administration and Supplies

 

DIRECTOR: FUNMILAYO M. AJAYI (MRS.)

Functions of the Department

The Administration & Supplies Department has the responsibility of coordinating the activities of members of staff. It performs the following statutory functions:

(i)       Recruitment and Training

  • Promotion of eligible officers
  • Staff welfare and Discipline
  • Procurement & Maintenance
  • Record Keeping
  • Management of toll collecting points.

 

UNITS

  1. Registry: Open and Confidential
  2. Stores Unit
  3. Procurement & Management Unit (Office Equipment)

Department of Finance and Accounts

DIRECTOR: MR. OLUJIMI JOSEPH OLAJIDE

Functions of the Department

  • Receipt and lodgment of all revenues accruing to the Ministry into Banks.
  • Dealing with matters relating to emolument of staff.
  • Make payments of expenditure duly authorized by the Honourable Commissioner or the Permanent Secretary as the case may be.
  • Collation of all financial data relating to the activities of the Ministry.

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UNITS

  1. Finance Section
  2. Personnel Emoluments Section
  3. Expenditure/Payment Section
  4. Accounts Section.

Department of Planning, Research and Statistics

DIRECTOR: MR. KAYODE OLALEKAN ONANUGA

Functions of the Department

(i)       Preparation of Annual Budget and Development of other short, medium and long term plans.

(ii)      Effective monitoring and evaluation/appraisal of projects as at when due.

  • Preparation and publication of monthly, quarterly and yearly reports on the programmes and projects executed by the Ministry.
  • Production and co-ordination of data requirements in respect of the Ministry’s Technical Aids/External Assistance.
  • Impact assessment of projects/programmes of the Ministry using the relevant indicators.
  • Research into areas of interest of the Ministry with the aim of building a viable data bank for reference purpose.
  • Collection, Collation, Analysis, Interpretation and publication of information for policy making.
  • Creation and maintenance of data base of suppliers and contractors of the Ministry.
  • Secretariat of the Ministry’s Tender Board.
  • Establishment and Maintenance of the Ministry’s Electronic data base.
  • Computerization of the activities of the Ministry for an efficient Management Information System. (MIS).

 

UNITS

(a) Planning

(b) Research & statistics

(c) Library Services

Department of Non-timber forest Program

DIRECTOR: MR. DOLAPO ODULANA

Functions of the Department

  1. Conservation and Development of wildlife in the State with a view to protecting such for aesthetic, research, economic and recreational values.

 

 

  1. Development of parks and Gardens with a view to providing recreational facilities and more revenue to the government.
  • Honey production (Apiculture)
  1. Silk production for the textile Industry (Sericulture)
  2. Snail Domestication for local consumption and export
  3. Cane Rat (Grass cutter) domestication
  • Wetland projects for all year round vegetable production.

Current Programs

In its bid to add value to the environment, the Ministry recently carried out some activities highlighted below:

 

  • Plant a tree exercise/Green Revolution: As a key player in maintaining the environment, the Ministry engaged in the planting of trees. The exercise is an annual affair and it’s an avenue the Ministry uses to encourage private individuals and schools to engage in tree planting.

 

  • Private Afforestation Programme: As it is being advocated by Government at all levels, private individuals are being involved in developmental projects/programmes. This is to hasten the rate at which developmental projects are completed. In line with this, the Ministry has a policy of involving private investors in forestry activities. The investors are given allocation within the forest reserve for establishment of Agroforestry plantation.

 

  • Forest Conservation: The Ministry is presently in collaboration with a NGO named Nigerian Conservation Foundation to promote Forest Conservation in the State Forest Reserves, particularly Omo Forest Reserve. This collaboration, tagged Omo-Oluwa-Shasha Conservation Project cuts across the three States of Ogun, Ondo and Osun. This is for the purpose of establishing protected areas to be developed for eco-tourism, conservation of the reserve’s biodiversity, generate carbon credits and for research.

 

 

Carbon credit desk has been created in the Ministry and there is a strong emerging collaboration with the carbon credit desk of the Federal Ministry of Environment for the State to be enlisted into the UN-REDD+ (United Nation’s Reduced Deforestation and Degradation) programme. This programme entails the State being rewarded for protecting its forest from logging, farming and other human activities.

Proposed Projects

  • Marking/celebration of year 2016 International Day of Forests. The celebration comes up every March 21. The 2016 edition will come up on Monday March 21, 2016. The celebration is carried out to raise awareness on the need to plant trees for mitigating climate change and global warming.
  • Lafarge’s Imeko & Aworo Reserves’ Agroforestry Project: The Ministry in collaboration with Lafarge Nigeria Plc and other international developmental partners plan to establish a biomass initiative project through Agroforestry at Aworo and Imeko Reserves. An initial Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Ogun State Government and Lafarge. The project is expected to commence after all necessary documentation have been done.
  • Inventory of Forest Resources for Development of Forestry Master Plan: The Ministry plans to develop a functional Forestry Master Plan (FMP). The Master Plan is to help in the sustainable management of the available forestry resources. The first step towards the development of the Master Plan is to carry out comprehensive forest inventory.

Investment policy of the State forestry sub-sector

Industrial development is a major factor in the promotion of the economic development of the people.  Therefore, it is the responsibility of the government to promote and facilitate industrial growth with a view to enhancing accelerated economic development through industrialization of the state. The state government’s investment policy in the forestry sub-sector includes:

  • To ensure private participation in the socio-economic development of the forestry sub-sector especially in plantation establishment and eco-tourism,
  • Promotion and encouragement of rapid development of the processing, manufacturing and other allied activities in the sub-sector.
  • Creation of a favourable and enabling investment environment which will attract and enhance private investment in the forestry sub-sector of our economy.
  • Maximize local value addition through the processing of wood for export and utilization of wood by-products.
  • Sustenance of the state’s leading role in the production of wood and wood materials.
  • Sustenance of the existing structural and institutional framework for the development of the forestry sub-sector.

Investment incentives in the Forestry Sub-sector

In its bid to accelerate the pace of forest resources development in the state through the private sector participation, the state had recently introduced some measures such as:-

  • Review of forestry law to accommodate low tariffs for private plantation owners.
  • Provision of land in designated rural areas for forest plantation establishment.
  • Improved rural road network.
  • Open door policy through close and healthy relationship between the state government and the Organized Private Sector.
  • Distribution/Sales of timber seedlings to private investors at highly subsidized rates.
  • Tax concession/low tariff on logging activities on private plantations
  • Concessionary interest rates on Forestry loans.
  • Wide- spread extension services on forest plantation establishment.

Business and investment opportunities in the Forestry sub-sector

Historically, timber was one of the earliest produce exported regularly from Nigeria between 1806 and 1975 at the time when Forestry contributed greatly to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and foreign exchange earning. The forest produce have the potentials to be a major foreign exchange earner if adequate resources are re-allocated to the sub-sector. Ogun state no doubt has abundant human, material and ecological resources for sustainable forestry activities. The investment opportunities which abound in the state’s forestry sub-sector are enumerated below:-

Ecotourism Development 

The state has some designated sites for eco-tourism development.  These sites are located at Arakanga near Abeokuta, Area J4 – Omo Forest Reserve and Imeko.  The sites are ideal for Games reserves, Zoological and

Botanical gardens etc. If developed, they have high potentialities to attract foreign visitors thereby generating the much needed foreign exchange.  This is a good business opportunity for the would-be investors.

 

Wood Processing and Allied Industries

There are investment and business opportunities in the wood processing and allied industries.  These include:

Establishment of sawmills.

At present, the State has a little over 300 registered sawmills.  Ogun State, being one of the largest producers of wood and wood products can still accommodate more sawmills and wood conversion/processing outfit.

Establishment of Carpentry/Furniture workshops

Ogun State is the home of assorted wood materials suitable for furniture raw materials etc.  Our investors could take full advantage of these vital raw materials.

Production of pulpwood and paper.

Ogun State has the largest Gmelina plantation in the country.  This is an important raw material for paper and pulpwood industry.  Investors are advised to make use of this unique opportunity.

 

Mulberry Plantation/Sericulture

Silk and silk materials are obtained primarily through the rearing of silk worms (sericulture).  With the high demand for silk products internationally, this area is no doubt a promising investment opportunity. Ogun State is ecologically suitable for the production of mulberry which is a vital food material for the silk worms.

 

Snail Production

Snails are good delicacies in the catering industry.  Snails are also good export products.  There are ample opportunities for the investors in snail production and processing.

 

Honey Production

Honey and honey materials are becoming more important in the international markets.  This is due partly to the importance of these products in the pharmaceutical industry.  The state has a comparative advantage in honey production.

 

Mushroom Production

This is a Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) which is a good source of food for the teeming population.  The would-be investors should take the advantage of our suitable climatic and ecological factors for mushroom production and canning for export.

Conclusion

The private sector driven economic policy of the present administration in Ogun State has led to a policy shift towards the private sector. To further consolidate our past achievements, concerted efforts are on to create a conducive and enabling business environment for investors.

Similarly, part of the strategies to achieve aggressive Afforestation is the involvement and encouragement of schools, communities and individuals to raise forest plots on their idle lands. As an incentive, tree seedlings were sold to them at reduced rates and at times distributed to the public at no cost.

This clarion call to all and sundry to imbibe the culture of tree planting is a way of reducing the mitigating effect of climate change. With these efforts, there is no doubt the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals on Environment Sustainability would be achieved.