Departments & Units
The Human Resource Management Department facilitates deployment and provides effective utilization of Human Resources to achieve both the objectives of the organization, job satisfaction for staff and career development of the employees. It covers Appointment, Promotion and Discipline as well as Staff Welfare and Training.
The Department has two Divisions.
- Appointment, Promotion and Discipline; and
- Staff Welfare and Training Division.
- Collated the yearly promotion briefs for Directorate Levels concluded;
- Issues on promotion, conversion, advancement and upgrading are ongoing;
- Staff Bus Scheme: The Department coordinated the running of the staff Welfare Bus Scheme to ease staff transportation as approved by the office of the Head of Service;
- Cooperative Thrift and Loans Schemes: The Cooperative has secured hectares of land along the Mararaba/Mpape by-pass for sale of plots to staff who may need residential houses;
- Group Life Assurance: The Department liaises with the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) on Group Life Assurance Scheme. Currently, Cornerstone Insurance Plc. and Laudable Assurance Brokers are the underwriters for the Ministry under the “Death in Service” Benefit Scheme;
- Staff Training: The Ministry has organized several training programmes for the staff from inception to date. In year 2015 the following training activities have been undertaken;
- Work Ethics: and Organizational Productivity for 127 Grade level 10 – 12 Officers;
- Ten (10) Nos. Officers for the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) SMAT-P Programme;
- Interpersonal skills Improvement Workshop for grade level 13 – 14 officers of the Ministry.
The Department of Finance and Accounts is responsible for a sound accounting system and control of Ministry’s resources in order to promote transparency and accountability. It is headed by a Director with a staff strength of 85 officers.
The Department has three Divisions, namely:
- Accounts Division:
- Finance Division; and
- Budget Division.
In line with the responsibilities of the Department the followings are the achievements:
(i) Successfully advised the Accounting Officer and Honourable Ministers on financial matters;
(ii) Ensured that proper budgetary and accounting system were in place to enhance internal control, accountability and transparency;
(iii) Ensured that effective and prudent fund management controls were put in place to prevent fraud and wastage;
(iv) Ensured effective internal revenue generation and remittance to Consolidated Revenue Fund; and
(v) Rendered periodic management and statutory reports to Management and the Accountant-General of the Federation.
The Overhead, Personnel Cost and Capital Accounts, now operated under the Government Integrated Finance and Management Information System (GIFMIS), are centrally controlled by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The Department of Planning, Research and Statistics is statutorily mandated to coordinate and manage:
- Policy Formulation and Analysis;
- Socio-Economic Research;
- Strategies for Programme/Project Implementation;
- Building a Reliable Data Bank;
- Management Information System; and
- Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects/Programmes.
Divisions of the Department
The Department has four Divisions and two units as follows;
i. Policy and Planning (P&P),
ii. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E),
iii. Research and Documentation (R&D),
iv. Inter-Governmental Relations (IGR),
ii. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Achievements of the Department
i. Following the organization of the 2nd and 3rd National Council on Niger Delta (NCND) in Akure, Ondo State, 2017 and Umuahia, Abia Sate, 2018 respectively the Ministry achieved the follows;
1. adoption of the Strategic Implementation Work Plan that aims at stabilizing security situation, promote socio-economic development, encourage investments and growth in the oil and gas sector and present same to the Federal Executive Council for approval,
2. the encouragement of the nine (9) States to adopt and domesticate the Niger Delta Action Plan (NDAP), leveraging on the Federal Government’s Economic Growth and Recovery Plan (EGRP),
3. the design and implementation of inclusive Community Surveillance and Community Peace Architecture that builds on effective and efficient community-based early warning and early response system for durable peaceful co-existence and stability in the region,
4. the establishment of Niger Delta Oil Spillage Management Fund, as well as, commencement of systematic rehabilitation and restoration programme for conservation of wetlands in the Niger Delta Region,
5. the adoption of Public Private Partnership (PPP) as a major funding option to mobilize private sector resources for accelerated development of the Niger Delta Region,
6. the coordination and harmonization of socio-economic infrastructural projects by the Ministry in partnership with States and other Stakeholders operating in the region to avoid overlaps and duplication of efforts,
7. the proposal for the establishment of a Youth Sports Engagement Programme (YSEP), and
8. the proposal for the establishment of a Cancer Diagnostic and Care Centre in each of the nine (9) states, raise cancer awareness amongst women:
ii. Successful organization of a 2 day Top Management/Stakeholders Policy Retreat at Calabar, Cross River State;
iii. Establishment of UNDP sponsored ICT-based Monitoring and Evaluation System for tracking development programmes/projects based in the Niger Delta Region;
iv. Training of 21 officers to handle the ICT-based M&E System; v) Validation Report of the Socio-Economic Infrastructural Resource Base of the 9 States of Niger Delta Region;
vi. Monitoring and Evaluation of the flagship project of the Ministry, (the East-West Road, Sections I-IV);
vii. Organisation of an Inter-Ministerial/Stakeholders meeting of the West African Coastal Areas Programme (WACA) at the Hilton Hotel in 2016;
viii. The Ministry’s Website www.nigerdelta.gov.ng is now live and running in line with the standardization policy of the Ministry of Communication Technology;
ix. Training of desk officers on Strategic Implementation Work Plan (SIWP) for the Niger Delta sponsored by the Stakeholders Democratic Network (SDN);
x. Commencement of ICT-based Monitoring and Evaluation System to monitor all development activities in the Region;
xi. Commenced the preparation of Volume II of the Action Plan containing the list of intervention projects and programmes for implementation in the next five years.
The Community Development and Education (CDE) Department is saddled with the following responsibilities:
i. Handling Community Relations, Youth Development, Education and Capacity Building, Community Enlightenment, Peace Building Health and Social Services.
ii. Implementation of Programs and projects for improving community relations and engagements; mediation and conflict resolutions between feuding communities.
iii. Organizing Vocational training and skills acquisition programs for youths, women and other members of the communities for self-reliance, increase national productivity and sustainable development, inter alia.
Department has three (3) Division viz;
i. Community Relations and Community Enlightenment;
ii. Capacity Building and Youth Development; and
iii. Health and Social Services.
Achievements of the Department
Training of Fifty (50) Non-Militant Youth of the Niger Delta Region in Artisanship/Skills Acquisition Training Programmes in the Housing Sector at Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji, Osun State, Friday 2nd February, 2018 (under 2017 Approrpiation).
The objective of the training is to create self-employment and make the trainees and employers of labour; to reduce incidence of youth unrest in the Region; and to empower the beneficiaries through skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development.
Two Weeks Certificate Revalidation Exercise for (50) Youths Trained as Seafarer Cadets /Ratings at the Federal University Of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE) Effurun, Warri, Delta State, 8th – 19th January, 2018 (Under 2017 Appropriation).
The Department has so far trained and supported 50 youths in:
- Mandatory standard for Training Certification and watch keeping (STCW 2010) in 2015;
- Re-validation certificates of 50 trainees in preparation for second term experience training in 2017.
Training and Capacity Building for Women in the Niger Delta Region on Confectionaries, Soap Making and Entrepreneurship at the Polytechnic of Ibadan Campus held between 25th March – 20th April, 2018 (Under 2017 Appropriation).
A four (4) week training for (50) women was conducted in the aforementioned Polytechnic with focus on skills Acquisition/Entrepreneurial Training Programmes, confectionaries, Soap and making. The objective of the training was to support social economic transformation of the trainees, among others.
Peace and Security Enlightenment/Sensitization Programme
- The Ministry organized Peace and Security Enlightenment/sensitization programmes across the Niger Delta Region. The programmes were geared towards using dialogue as a tool to mitigate youth restiveness, illiteracy, cultism, pipeline vandalism, kidnapping among other vices.
- Under the 2016/2017 programme implementation the Department embarked on:
i. Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on Securing National Assets and Peace for sustainable development held on 15th November, 2016 at Odo Aye Town Hall, Okiti-Pupa, Ondo State.
ii. Sensitization meeting on Peace, security Enlightenment held on 15th, 22nd and 29th March 2018 in Edo, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States respectively.
Enlightenment campaign for Youth/Women Against HIV/AIDS Roll Back Malaria and Cancer
- The Department, has also held enlightenment campaigns against HIV/AIDS, Roll Back Malaria, Cancer and other prevalent diseases. These medical outreach programmes provides free Medical Consultation, Diagnosis, Treatment and Drugs for communities in the Region,
- So far, these Free Medical Outreach Programmes have been held in Ondo, Edo, Cross River and Akwa-Ibom States respectively.
List of completed projects implemented in 2016 Budget:
- Procurement of furniture for one block of six classrooms at Ossah Community Secondary School, Umuahia, Abia State.
- Procurement of furniture for one block of six classroom at Methodist Primary School, Ede-Maya, Iko Abasi, Akwa-Ibom State.
- Procurement of furniture for one block of six classroom at Government Secondary School, Kolopuma, Kolopuma LGA, Bayesa State.
- Procurement of furniture for one block of six classroom at Comprehensive Secondary School, Nko, Yakurr, LGA, Cross-River State.
- Procurement of furniture for one block of six classroom at Alaghadaro Primary School, Izikiri Uhuim-wode LGA, Edo State.
- Procurement of furniture for one block of six classroom at Egbuoma Secondary School, Egbuama, oguta LGA, Imo State.
- Procurement of furniture for one block of six classroom at State Primary School, Wakama-Ama, Ogu/Bolo LGA Rivers State.
- Procurement of furniture and medical equipment for Health Centres in nine (9) Niger Delta States as follows; Abia, Akwa-Ibom Bayelsa, Cross-River, Edo, Delta, Imo, Ondo and Rivers.
- Supply of medical equipment and accessories for cottage hospital in Ukana, Ikot Ntue, Essien Udim LGA, Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District.
- Provision of educational materials in University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
- Provision of Drugs to Health Centres in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom North East Senatorial District, Akwa Ibom State as completed project.
Lists of completed projects Captured in 2017 Budget
- Supply of school furniture to Ogbejo Secondary School, Warri Delta State.
- Supply of school furniture to Erejuwa Grammar School, Ode- Itsekiri, Warri South Delta State.
- Supply of school furniture to Udaibo Primary School, Ajudaibo, Warri North, Delta State.
- Supply of school furniture to Omarishen Primary School, Ogidigben.
- Supply of support items to physically challenged, motherless babies’ homes and old people’s homes calabar South, LGA, Cross River State.
- Provision of Desktop Computers, Internet facilities and 15KVA Generators to Obio Itam Mbak, Akwa-Ibom State.
- Furnishing of Oghoye Ehoroke Community Town Hall/viewing centre, Warri North, Delta Sate.
- Equipping schools in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo and Rivers States.
The Department of Infrastructure Development is headed by a Director with five (5) divisions as follows:
i. Transportation West
ii. Transportation East
iii. Transportation, Planning and Design
iv. Engineering Services
v. Material and Geotechnics
The Department has the responsibilities of making provisions for physical infrastructure such as Roads, Power supply, Water Supply and also collaborates with relevant agencies for provision of Inland waterways and Rail Infrastructure; including providing information for and assisting in Policy formulation and coordination for effective and efficient infrastructural development in the Niger Delta Region.
Achievements of Infrastructure Department (2015 -2018)
i. Road Projects
5 Nos. Road construction projects have been completed across the Niger Delta Region with a total length of 17.4 KM,
a. Rehabilitation and re-construction of Otuo Ikhin Road in Owan East LGA Edo State, Phase 1 (4km);
b. Complete rehabilitation and re-construction of Otuo-Afuze Road with a spur to Anchorage Road, Otuo in Owan East LGA, Edo State Phase 1 (6km);
c. Rehabilitation of Broad Street Ode-Aye, Okitipupa LGA, Ondo State (3.8km);
d. Construction of Ode-Aye-Igbotako Road Okitipupa LGA, Ondo State (3km)
e. Contract for Asphalting of two-lane road from Expressway Multi-Purpose Hall, Oredo LGA Ward 2 Ekae Community, Edo South Senatorial District, Edo Sate (0.340km). While a total of 28 Nos are ongoing at various levels of completion. 29 Nos of engineering designs road projects have been completed,
while a total of 28 Nos have been awarded for construction which are ongoing at various levels of completion.
ii. Electrical Projects
- 7 Nos. electrification projects have been completed across the Niger Delta Region, while a total of 6 Nos. are ongoing at various levels of completion; and
- 3 Nos engineering design electrification projects have been completed.
iii. Water Supply Projects
- 28 Nos mini water schemes/projects have been completed across the Niger Delta Region, while a total of 5 Nos are ongoing at various levels of completion; and
- 1 No. engineering design water supply project completed
iv. Inland Water Ways Project
- 5 Nos. Engineering Design Jetty Projects are ongoing.
The Department of Procurement is responsible for processing of the Ministry’s’ procurement of works, goods and services. It reports to the Permanent Secretary on all issues related to procurement of projects in the Appropriation Act.
The Department has in collaboration with the User Departments, processed and awarded most of the Ministry’s Capital and Zonal Intervention projects from 2015 – 2017 in line with the appropriation for each year. All the awarded projects have been implemented to substantial performance status while 2018 projects are progressing.
The Department is saddled with many responsibilities which includes:
- Training and retraining of farmers in modern agricultural practices for effective and sustainable agricultural development and food security in the Region.
- Facilitating agricultural trainings for youths and women in the Region
- Promoting the establishment of agro-processing cottage industries; and
- Promoting entrepreneurial skills through support for micro, small and medium support services, inter alia.
Achievements of Economic Empowerment Department (2015 – 2018)
The following are some achievements recorded by the Department between 2015 and 2019:
Establishment of Cassava Processing Plants:
i. In 2014, contracts for the establishment of 9 No. cassava processing plants in the Niger Delta Region were awarded. 8 No. of the plants located in Gbarantoru Ekpetiama-Epie community, Bayelsa State, Igbotako community, Ondo State, Bah Lueku Nyokalena community, Rivers State, Isiaku Afara-Ukwu community, Abia State, Mbutu community, Imo State, Wanokom community, Cross River State, Afi Uda community, Akwa Ibom State and Okwekenta community, Imo State have been completed and handed over to the respective host communities, while 1No plant that was proposed to be located in Ufuoma community, Delta State, was terminated, for lack of capacity by the contractor;
ii. In 2017, contract for the establishment of 1 No. cassava processing plant in Azuogwugwu community, Abia State was awarded. The project is at 78% job completion.
Establishment of Integrated Oil Palm Processing Plants:
i. In 2016, contracts for the establishment of 9 No. Integrated Oil Palm processing plants were awarded. The plant located in Umuehihe community, Imo state has been completed and handed over to the community, while 8 other plants are at various stages of completion;
ii. In 2017, contract for the establishment of an Integrated Oil Palm Processing Plant in Egbelu community, Imo State was awarded and the Project is at 35% job completion.
Training and Empowerment of Youths:
i. One Hundred and Thirty Thousand (130) youths that were trained in Poultry, Aquaculture and Crop Production enterprises in 2014, were empowered in 2016 with funds to enable them practice. The Ministry provided the funds for the empowerment of the youths, while the Bank of Agriculture Ltd (BOA) disbursed the funds to the beneficiaries. In line with its mandate, the Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Cooperation (NAIC) was engaged in the Programme, for the provision of insurance cover for their agricultural enterprises;
ii. In 2015, 214 women and youths drawn from all the states of the Niger Delta Region were trained in Poultry and Snailry, Entrepreneurship and Computer Appreciation. Each of the trainees was empowered with start-up capital;
iii. In 2016, a total of 198 women and youth were trained in Community Shared ICT and Business Hub, Poultry and Fishery Productions and other agricultural value chains. These trainees were empowered with start-up capital;
iv. Furthermore, in 2017, 720 women and youth that in the Region were trained in Poultry and Fishery and their value chains, soap, detergent, pomade and confectionery making. These trainees were subsequently empowered with seed-funds as start-up capital.
Periodic Mentoring of the Empowered Youths:
i. In 2016, the Department carried out follow-up activities on the empowered youths through periodic visits and telephone calls with the aim of ensuring that they were making progress in the enterprises.
Provision of Tricycles:
i. In 2015, a total of 48 tricycles (Keke NAPEP) were supplied and distributed to beneficiaries in Oke/Sapele/Uviwe Federal Constituency, Delta State. That was to cushion the effects of the economic down-turn in the country and provide an alternative and viable means of road transport;
ii. In 2017, another set of 150 tricycles were supplied and distributed to youths in Akpabuyo and Calabar South LGA, Cross River State. These tricycles were to enhance the economic base of the beneficiaries.
The department is saddled with the responsibility of facilitating Housing and Urban Development in the Nine (9) States of the Niger Delta Region. The Department is made up of three (3) Divisions. They are:
1. Housing West Division
2. Housing East Division
3. Urban Development Division
Functions of the Department
The functions of the Department of Housing and Urban Development among others include:
i. Policy formulation and coordination to fast track Housing and Urban Development in the Niger Delta Region.
ii. Design, preparation of layouts and architectural designs of Housing / Social Infrastructure projects for the Ministry in the Nine (9) States of the Region.
iii. Implementation, Project Supervision and monitoring of Building projects for the Ministry.
iv. Initiates, prepares, review and implements policies; programmes and projects for urban renewal/slum upgrading in the nine (9) states of the region.
v. Provides a platform for the integration of all physical development plan in the region into one holistic regional plan on a digital scale and coordinates, monitor and review the implementation of the Niger Delta Action Plan;
vi. Evaluation of Regional development for the development of New Towns to address regional imbalance.
vii. Researches into Housing and Urban Development challenges including local building materials.
viii. Development of policies and programmes to encourage and facilitate greater participation of Public Private Partnerships in the delivery of housing and development projects; and
ix. Superintends land acquisition, compensation and resettlement of displaced people for development projects of the Ministry in liaison with the Federal Ministry of Power, Works, Housing and Urban Development.
2015-2018 Projects of the Department
Projects in each of the Nine (9) States of the Region
- The construction of One Block of Six (6) classrooms with Offices and conveniences at Ossa Community Secondary School, Umuahia: completed and commissioned
- Construction of Psychiatric Hospital Osisioma,Ngwa LGA: at 45% completion.
- The construction of One Block of Six (6) classrooms with offices and conveniences at Methodist Primary school, Edemeya, Ikot Abasi LGA: completed and commissioned.
- Construction of Eight (8) Bedroom Flat for use as Principal and Staff Quarters at Community Secondary School, Ikot Uko Essien, Udim LGA: completed and handed over to school authority.
- Construction of Computer Centre at Mbak, Obio-Itam: 25 % completion.
- Construction and Equipping of Health Centre, Mbokpu Eyokan Community, Urue Offong/Oruko LGA: on-going.
- Construction of One Block of Six (6) classrooms with offices and conveniences at Government Secondary School Odi, Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA: completed and commissioned.
- Building and Equipping of ICT Centre, Emeyal community, Ogbia LGA: 25% completion.
- Construction and Equipping of Health Centre at Odi, Kolopuma/Okopuma LGA: on-going.
- Construction of One Block of Six (6) classrooms with offices and conveniences at Comprehensive Secondary School, Nko, Yakurr LGA: completed and commissioned.
- Provision of Social Infrastructure at Ishibori, Ogoja LGA: completed and commissioned.
- Construction of Fence at Federal Science College, Ogoja LGA: 60% completion.
- Construction of Youth Development Centre (Conference room and ICT), Ogoja LGA: 35% completion.
- Renovation of Two (2) Classrooms Block, Federal Government College, Ikom, Ikom LGA: completed
- Construction and Equipping of Health Centre, Assiga Town, Yakkur LGA: Practical completion
- Construction of Block of Health Centre at Eworkpe Community, Emede Kingdom, Isoko South LGA : completed
- Upgrading of Civic Centre at Madagho Kingdom, Warri South West LGA: completed.
- Construction of One Block of Six (6) classrooms with offices and conveniences at Eruemukhowarien, Ugheli North LGA: 60% completion
- Construction of General Hospital, Jesse Township, Ethiope West LGA: 40% completion.
- Construction of Ogheye Eghoroke Community Town Hall with Solar Power, Warri South LGA: 45% completion.
- Construction and Equipping of Skill Acquisition Centre, Koko, Warri North: 40% completion.
- The construction of a Block of Six (6) Classrooms at Alaghodaro Primary School, Izikhiri, Uhunmwode LGA: completed and commissioned.
- Renovation and Furnishing of a Block of Six (6) classrooms at Afasio, Estako West LGA: completed and handed over to school authority.
- Construction of a Block of Six (6) Classrooms at Egbuoma Secondary School, Egbuoma, Oguta LGA: completed and commissioned.
- Construction and Equipping of Health Centre, Umupelle Amauzari Community, Isiala Mbano LGA: on-going
- Construction of a Block of Six (6) Classrooms at Methodist Primary School, Ode-Aye, Okitipupa LGA: completed and commissioned.
- Construction of Health Centre, Ugbo, Ilaje LGA: completed
- The Construction of Block of Six (6) Classrooms at Army Day Secondary School, Bori Camp, Obio/Akpor LGA: completed and commissioned.
- Construction and Equipping of Health Centre at Omuanwa, Ikwerre LGA: on-going
The Environmental Management (EM) Department has five (5) divisions as follows.
(i) Natural Resources Management (NRM);
(ii) Environmental Planning and Assessment (EPA); (iii) Pollution Control (PC);
(iv) Shoreline Protection and Reclamation (SPR); and
(v) Flood and Erosion Control (FEC).
The Department has the mandate to develop appropriate and effective strategies for restoring, conserving and protecting the environment of the Region. Other responsibilities of the department are:
- Implement, sustain and monitor the prioritized restoration and conservation including protection programmes/projects in the Niger Delta Region;
- Develop intervention strategies and process that will ensure that relevant Environmental Management tools such as Environmental Sensitivity Index Mapping (ESI), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Auditing and Due Diligence are utilized in determining the siting of major infrastructure and the development of natural resources with respect to all major projects to be executed by Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
- To develop and implement Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with effective synergies between the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and State Government’s organizations and other relevant stakeholders in order to avoid overlapping of projects and other activities.
Achievements of the Department (2015 – 2018)
The three projects below have been completed.
- Shore protection/land reclamation at Kurutie, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State.
- Land Reclamation at Ibakang Nsisit – Ikot Ekpe – Unyehe Road, Nsit Atai LGA, Akwa Ibom State.
- Flood and Erosion control at Odwyer Street, Calabar, Cross River State.
The following projects are still Work in Progress with the following levels of completion. (%).
- Building Embankment for flood and erosion control at Mbiabo Beach of Ikon Eto, Cross Rivers State at 25%
- Canalization of Baternren-Utanoyibo Creek, Warri South LGA Delta State at 94%
- Canalization at Odoubou, Ogbabagbebe, Burutu, LGA, Delta State at 70%
- Canalization/River Training of Foupolo-Buolou Ndoro Creek, Burutu LGA, Delta State at 90%
- Erosion control works at Nkwoagu – Isuochi Umunneneochi LGA, Abia State at 62%
- Land reclamation and shoreline protection of Minima/Kalama Communities in Opobo/Nkoro LGA Rivers State at 35%
- Land reclamation/Erosion control at Essien Town, Ekorinin, Ikot Anwanti Community, Cross River State at 42%
- Land reclamation/Shoreline Protection at Amadi Ama, Portharcourt, LGA, Rivers State at 25%.
- Rehabilitation and reclamation of degraded ecosystems at Obeaku, Ukwu East in Abia State at 65%
- Remediation of oil impacted sites at Stubbs Creek, Eket, LGA, Akwa Ibom State at 41%, and
- Shore embankments and sand filling of Agbofen Area of Ode- Itsekiri, Warri South LGA, Delta State.
The Department is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Civil Service Reforms; Monitoring Impact; identifying challenges and reporting to the appropriate Government Agencies. The Department is headed by a Director. It has a complement of 15 staff and made up of two Divisions, namely SERVICOM and Reform Coordination.
The Department has been able to carry out the following activities:
i. Conducted a sensitization workshop for the staff of the Department on their expected schedule of duties, and the creation of the work template;
ii. Designed work schedules for the staff from GL10 – GL 17, covering Administrative and Executive Officers at the Headquarters and State Offices, while awaiting a formal schedule of duties from OHCSF for the two Divisions and all levels of staff in the Department;
iii. Set up Reform/SERVICOM Offices at the State Offices, with Schedules to cover their functions as Liaison Officers and implementing Officers for the schedules of the Department;
iv. Created an organogram to guide the deployment of staff to the Department;
v. Create a template in anticipation of provision of functions and designed programs from BPSR for implementation. vi. Published a Service Charter for the Ministry, which had since been distributed to various Departments and Units in the Ministry;
vii. Conducted a capacity building on work Ethics and SERVICOM Evaluation Index for officers in the Department.
viii. Participated in the Lunch Seminar Series organize by BPSR; and
ix. Participate in SERVICOM Workshop in Lagos, Benin and Kaduna.
The Department is responsible for the management of facilities and assets of the Ministry and has a complement of 72 staff. The Department has two Divisions:
i. Maintenance Division; and
ii. General Services Division.
Ad-Hoc Security Personnel of the Ministry
The Department supervises the following ad-hoc security personnel. It also processes monthly payment of their allowances based on their ranks and in accordance with the Extant Rules:
i. Police Officers/DSS – 38
ii. Legionnaires – 30
iii. Civil Defence Officers – 14
Facilities Managed by the Department
The Department manages the following facilities:
i. Office- 232 (Nos.) Offices spread from 1st to 11th Floors of Phase I, Federal Secretariat, Abuja.
ii. Project vehicles- 114 Nos.; both Headquarters and State Offices)
a. General Services – 43
b. Housing and Urban Devt. – 23
c. Environmental Mgt Dept. – 2
d. Infrastructure Devt. Dept. – 46
Note: The vehicles are deployed to various Departments of the Headquarters, including the Staff Welfare Bus Scheme, Utility services, States Offices and projects Sites; and
iii. Office Equipment: Photocopier Machine- 95 (nos.) of various brands which are being maintained by a contractor on retainership to minimize down time and facilitate preventive maintenance.
i. Allocation and re-allocation of Offices to Staff of the Ministry;
ii. Provision of conducive working environment for the Ministry’s staff i.e. installation, repairs and maintenance of facilities;
iii. Management of the Ministry’s project vehicles including their tracking devices for effective service delivery; and
iv. Distribution of working materials to the Nine States offices
The Special Duties Department, in keeping with the functions assigned to it by the Office of Civil Service of the Federation via circular No HCSF/CMO/243/17 dated 11th March, 2014 is responsible for management and supervision of the Reporting Units under the Office of the Permanent Secretary.
The Department is made up of the following Units:
i. State Offices Coordination Unit (SOCU);
iii. Stock Verification; and
iv. Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU)
The Department in exercise of its functions oversees the nine (9) State Liaison Offices in the followings of Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers Sates. The State Offices are headed by Coordinators who reports to the Director on all matters involving the Ministry.
i. The Department has successfully managed and supervised the direct reporting Units in the Permanent Secretary’s Office;
ii. Assisted the Permanent Secretary to formulate, articulate and coordinate the agenda for the Ministry;
iii. Successfully served as Secretariat services to high-level meetings involving the Honourable Minister, Honourable Minister of State and the Permanent Secretary with stakeholders;
iv. Facilitated the provision of basic infrastructure in Niger Delta Region engagement with host communities;
v. Regular facilitation of effective and efficient protocol services to the officials of the Ministry;
vi. Encouragement of dialogue between the Ministry and its critical stakeholders for more peaceful Niger Delta Region; and
vii. Improved liaison with other arms of government for conducive working relationship for the development of the Niger Delta Region.
The Internal Audit Department is to provide a complete and continuous audit of accounts and records of revenue, expenditure, assets, allocated and unallocated stores. It also measures and evaluates the effectiveness of the internal control system of the Ministry.
The Department is directly responsible to the Accounting Officer, the Permanent Secretary.
The functions of the Internal Audit Department are as follows:
(i) It conducts internal investigation and evaluation of activities for Management;
(ii) It carries out both financial and management audit of other activities of the Ministry with a view to monitoring their efficiency and effectiveness;
(iii) It produces audit programmes to cover all accounting records of the Ministry;
(iv) Ensuring compliance with Audit Guidelines, Financial Regulations, Accounting codes and other extant rules;
(v) Ensuring adequate supervision and audit of the disbursement of public funds and proper monitoring and accounting for Revenue;
(vi) Advising the Accounting Officer on all audit matters, technical provisions of the audit regulations and Treasury Circulars;
(vii) Ensuring periodic check of all Government Statutory Corporations, Commissions and Agencies under the Ministry;
(viii) Ensuring Training programmes for Audit Staff to prepare them for the efficient performance of their duties;
(ix) Liaising with the Accountant General from time to time in the interpretation of the provisions of the Financial Regulations and other Treasury Circulars where necessary;
(x) Management Audit of System and Procedures in force of the various activities of the Ministry;
(xi) Monitor Projects executed for value for money (performance Audit);
(xii) Assisting the Permanent Secretary in ensuring the laid down procedures are being observed in tendering contracts; and
(xiii) Store keeping with a view to preventing wastages, pilferages, extravagance and for Transparency and Accountability.
The Press (Information and Public Relations Unit) of the Ministry is charged with the responsibility of creating awareness on the activities, programmes and projects of the Ministry.
To achieve the goal of creating awareness, generating support and appreciation for the activities of the Ministry, the followings were achieved.
i. Created mutually beneficial linkages between the Ministry and the mass media outlets for interviews; covering the activities of the Ministry; assisting media organisations to research and balance their stories through facility visits, especially to project sites;
ii. Organized Press Briefings, Conferences and Media Parleys on regular basis;
iii. Established and sustained robust media relation;
iv. Utilised the social media to propagate the success stories of the Ministry, including contributing contents to the Ministry’s website and that of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture;
v. Produced in-house magazines detailing the success stories of the Ministry for public consumption;
vi. Initiated, writing and publication of articles in newspapers and scripts for radio news analysis on the activities, projects and programmes of the Ministry; and
vii. Ensured a cordial relationship between the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and Federal Government-owned media outlets on public information sharing.