The Ministry was originally known as Ministry of Information, Youths, Sports and Culture. A law was later passed and the edict No 10 of 2003 was assented to on the 12th day of September, 2003 by the then Executive Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja. The State Government later abolished the erstwhile Ministry and the nomenclature was changed to the Ministry of Information and Culture.

Our Vision

A well Informed, Enlightened, Understood and Appreciated Oyo State by the entire world to the benefit of government and the citizens.

Our Mission

To be the number one Information, Communication & Engagement Service Provider and Cultural Tourism promoter in, on and about Oyo State.

Our Objectives

  • Ensure a high Communication and Awareness level for better understanding and appreciation of the agenda, direction, initiatives and policies of the government.
  • Create, implement and sustain interface, engagement and experiential platforms between Government and its various targets/stakeholders.
  • Identify, Package and Promote the Cultural-Tourism potentials of Oyo State with an income generation motive.
  • Proactively manage the image and reputation of the Governor/Government to neutralize the activities of “advocates”.

Contacts

Social Media Platforms:

  • Facebook page: @oyoinformation
  • Twitter handle: @oysgmict
  • Instagram handle: @oyoinformation

Email: info.mict@oyostate.gov.ng,  com.ict1@gmail.com

Phone:

The present administration under the leadership of Senator Abiola Ajimobi changed the name of the Ministry to “Ministry of Information and Orientation’’ during its first tenure between 2011 to 2015.

In the year 2015, when Governor Ajimobi was re-elected as the Governor of Oyo State, he restructured the Civil Service of Oyo State by pruning down the number of Ministries.  The Ministry’s name was then changed to the “Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism”.

The Ministry has the mandate for the supervision of the following parastatals;

  • Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State.
  • Oyo State Government Printing Press.
  • Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture.
  • Any other parastatal or agency that may be brought under its supervision by the government.

 

Name

Portfolio

Contact

Dr. Bashir Abiodun Olanrewaju

Permanent Secretary

basol445@gmail.com

 

Mrs. E. F. Fashona

Director, Admin and Supply

folakefashona@yahoo.com

Mr. G.A. Alade

Director, Culture

adegbemigaalade@gmail.com; dircultureoyostate@gmail.com

Mr. A.R. Babalola

Director, Press & Public Relations

rotbabs200865@gmail.com

Mr. S.O. Ayoade

Director, Public &Grassroot Enlightenment

sgayoade1@gmail.com

Mr. J.B. Ajibike

Director, Planning Research & Statistics

tunajib10@gmail.com

 

Mr. A.M. Salau

Director, Finance & Accounts

adetunjisalau@gmail.com

Mrs. M.A. Agboola

Director, Tourism

dirtourismoyostate@gmail.comadejokeagboola8@gmail.com

 

Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism currently has seven (7) directorates, namely;

  • Directorate of Press and Public Relations.
  • Directorate of Public and Grassroots Enlightenment.
  • Directorate of Planning Research and Statistics.
  • Directorate of Administration and Supply.
  • Directorate of Finance and Accounts.
  • Directorate of Culture.
  • Directorate of Tourism.

Parastatals under the Ministry’s supervision are:

  • Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State;
  • Oyo State Government Press;
  • Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture;
  • Oyo State Tourism Board.

INFORMATION

  • Operational Restructuring for Efficiency.
  • Establishment of a Digital Media Unit for Increased on – line presence.
  • Establishment of a Media Monitoring Unit to keep a close tab and keen eye on media reportage about the State Government.
  • Establishment of a Citizens Feedback platform as a Customer service Centre.

CULTURAL TOURISM

  • Establishment of Pacesetter Tourism as an Edu – Tourism initiative on the many firsts in the state.
  • Promotion of the local textile (Aso Ofi) through the ASO OFI DAY and Establishment of the Aso Ofi International Market.
  • Promotion of the local and staple food of the state through the Amala Fiesta to boost and promote the Agricultural value chain, Business and Food tourism.
  • Establishment of the Oyo – Brazil tourism axis.
  • Establishment of Ironsi – Fajuyi Memorial Park.
  • Establishment of the Oyo State Mini Museum and Hall of Fame.
  • Celebration of the 2017 World Culture Day.

 

Name

Portfolio

Contact

Mr. Toye Arulogun

Honourable Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism.

toye.arulogun@oyostate.gov.ng

 

Mr. Tunde Muraina

S.A to His Excellency on e-media.

babatunde.muraina@oyostate.gov.ng

Ministry’s Email

 

info.mict@oyostate.gov.ng

com.ict1@gmail.com

 

 

  • Construction of Oyo State Archives and Record Management Centre.
  • Construction of Aso Ofi International Tourism Market, Iseyin.
  • Construction of Ironsi/Fajuyi Memorial Park.
  • Construction of the Oyo State Mini Museum and Hall of Fame.
Date Activities
July 12, 2017 Hon. Commissioner attended Oyo State Youth Restoration Team’s ‘Act Now’ at Assembly hall, North Campus, The Polytechnic Ibadan.
July 15, 2017 Hon. Commissioner attended ICAST’s official commissioning of the ultra-Modern hostel at Elebu, Ibadan.
July 20, 2017 Press Conference on 50billion Health Endowment fund hosted by the Hon. Commissioner at the Ministry’s Film Theatre.

Ojukoju at Fresh fm with HCF and HC, MIC&T.

 

July 24, 2017 Condolence visit to Alagba Faleti’s family.
July 25, 2017 Press Conference on the State of Finances in Oyo State.

Courtesy call by State Co-ordinator, NYSC.

July 29, 2017 HC was at 25th Pan African Festival and Emancipation Week at Trinidad and Tobago.

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