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.