The State’s Ministry Of Women Affairs Vision statements, Mission statements and Objectives.

Our Vision

The vision of the Ministry of Women Affairs is to provide an enabling environment where the rights to survival, protection and development of the people, most especially the most vulnerable groups, as well as their empowerment to participate in the benefits from the socio-economic, development processes are enhanced.

Our Mission

Collaborating with relevant stakeholders towards ensuring gender mainstreaming in policy formation, planning and budgeting process to achieve the rights of survival, protection, development and participation of the vulnerable groups i.e. women, children, aged people, people with disabilities and less privileged to achieve the millennium development goals.

Our Objectives

  • To promote and improve on the rights and wellbeing of women, children, the aged people with disabilities, destitute and the less privileged.
  • Capacity building and empowerment of women.
  • Enhance socio-economic growth and reduction of poverty through community development initiatives, improved social welfare activities and job creation.
  • Work force development and improved Administrative processes i.e child adoption, adjudication of cases involving children, Repatriation and reintegration services.

Presently, the Ministry operates through eight (8) departments, so as to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in carrying out her mandate. These include:

  • Women Programme Department
  • Social Welfare Department
  • Child Welfare Department
  • Community Development Department
  • Poverty Alleviation Department
  • Finance and Accounts Department
  • Administration and Supply Department
  • Planning Research and Statistics.

And there are Zonal Offices and Women training centre in Ibadan, Oyo, Ogbomoso and Saki.

  • A total number of 2,500 Grass root Women from 33 Local Government Areas in the State were empowered with a deep freezer, generator and a sum of twenty thousand naira each to start small scale business.
  • 200 widows drawn from 33 Local Government areas were each empowered with one Cassava Grinding Machine, one pepper Grinding Machine and a take of grant of twenty thousand naira to establish small scale business.
  • The state Government donates Six Toyota Hiace Buses to the Six market groups in the states.
  • 99 Women were trained in fish farming and packaging.
  • Upward review of feeding allowance to state home shy 100% to improve both nutritional and general well-being of the less privileged.
  • Financial Assistance granted to 1000 less privileged people in the state.
  • 400 persons with disabilities were trained and graduated at Rehabilitation Centre for disabled, moniya and resettled with equipment.
  • 249 children were rescued from traffickers, illegal and inhuman custody and re-integrated with their families.
  • Educational support inform of school bags, uniforms, scandals and writing materials were providing for (1125) one thousand one hundred and twenty five orphans and vulnerable children/children infected and effected with HIV/AIDS.
  • (330) three hundred and thirty children in the state were given educational health and nutritional support.
  • 19 Nineteen Rural Communities in the 3 Senatorial Districts of the state were provided with Agro- Allied equipment by the State Government.
  • Seventy two episodes of Radio /TV Recording of self-help projects were successfully executed and transmitted on BCOS channels.
  • 1200 One thousand two hundred tricycles were procured and distributed to unemployed people in the state to alleviate poverty.
  • At the State Community Skill Acquisition Centre unemployed youths, artisans and women

NAME OF THE POLITICAL APPOINTEE: Silikat Atinuke Osunkoya (Honorable Commissioner for the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community Development , Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation).

PHONE NUMBER: 08051935095

OFFICIAL CONTACT ADDRESS: Ministry of women affairs, Community development, Social Welfare And Poverty Alleviation

E-MAIL ADDRESS:AtinukeOsunkoya@oyostate.gov.ng

The State Nation cash transfer project; The State National cash transfer project is a federal Government effort to reduce increasing rate of poverty in spite of huge resources invested in anti-poverty programs, developed a social reform agenda to promote, social protection under the social reforms in predicated on cash transfer to the poor and vulnerable group in the state, the main motive of the state National cash transfer project under the Ministry of Women Affairs, Department of poverty alleviation is to give Five thousand Naira Monthly to the identified poorest households, to enhance their consumption level, while it also involve five man facilitators committee from the 12 Local Government that are participating in the first phase of the project.

  • Pictures of the year 2016 international Women’s Day Celebration held at the Remembrance Arcade, Government House Arcade.
  • Pictures of the year 2016 Children’s Day Celebration Held at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba Ibadan.
  • Pictures of the year 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, held at the remembrance arcade ground, Government House Agodi Ibadan.

Hon. Commissioner’s Representative delivery speech

Passing out Parade Ceremony of Police Children School II, Agugu, Ibadan.

  • A total of 396 Grassroot Women from the 33 Local Government Areas in the State were each empowered with a deep freezer, a generator and a sum of N20,000.00 to start a small scale business in two batches of 198 women on 11th May and 18th July, 2012
  • 99 Women were trained in fish farming, processing and packaging. At the end of the training, each participant was given N20.000.00 cash and 2500Kg fish as samples while each group of three participants were also empowered with a smoking kits worth N100,000.00

BEE-KEEPING – PROCESSING OF HONEY

  • 66 Women from 33 Local Government Areas were trained in Bee-keeping on 29th November, 2012.

LOCUST BEANS PROCESSING

  • 120 Indigents Women drawn from 33 Local Government Areas were trained in improved processing of locust beans and use of modern techniques. Each Local Government Area participants was empowered with Dehullar Machine for use by the trainees and other members of each locality while each participant was given N20,000.00 each to start their own business on 20th December, 2012.

PRESENTATION OF SIX (6) TOYOTA HIACE BUSES TO THE MARKET ASSOCIATIONS IN THE STATE:

  • The Executive Governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi presented six (6) brand new Toyota Hiace Buses to the six Associations of the State Market Advisory Council on Tuesday 19th November 2013.

MAGGI WOMEN FORUM

  • About 4000 women attended cookery training programme tagged “Maggi Women Forum” organized by the Ministry and Nestle Nigeria PLC in collaboration with the Office of Her Excellency between 29th March and 5th April 2012. The programme which covered cookery practicals, home management and healthy diet was replicated in the 6 zones of the state.

SEMINAR ON RAPE

Sensitization programme on Harmful effect of incessant occurrence of rape on the girl-child and women was organized for over 1000 Motor Drivers Cyclists and traders at the Ojoo Motor Park with a view to proffering lasting solution to the social vice.

WIDOWHOOD SUPPORT SCHEME

  • 200 Widows drawn from 33 Local Government areas were each empowered with one pepper grounding machine, one cassava grinding machine and a take-off grant of N20,000.00 to establish small scale business

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN

  • 50 women attended a 3 day capacity building workshop on Etiquette, protocol and public speaking. The programme was held between 16th-18th March 2011 for female top government officials and wives of public office holders at I.I.T.A, Ibadan.
  • Sensitization programme for women representative from the 33 Local Government Areas held on 29th February 2012 to ascertain and identify empowerment needs of women in the state
  • Over 1,000 young ladies and women participated in a one-day Stakeholders Sensitization Meeting on Thursday 4th October, 2012 on the Young Women Entrepreneurs Programme tagged “YOU WIN” as directed by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Abuja. The programme aimed at generating jobs by encouraging and supporting aspiring young women to develop and execute business ideas that will lead to job creation.  Oyo State hosted other States in the South-West Geo Political Zone for the programme.

INTERNATIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

  • 10 Women comprising Civil Servant and Political Office holders attended a Workshop on “Agitation Management Skills and Strategic Leadership” in Dubai between 30th April, and 4th May, 2012.
  • 10 Women including Public Office holders and some top government functionaries attended a five day Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development Training Programme in Gambia on 13th – 15th June, 2012.
  • 7 Women including 3 members of National Council of Women Society Executives led by Her Excellency, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi (J.P) attended a five day Women Empowerment Workshop and Award programme organised by the Diaspora arm of the National Council of Women Society of Nigeria in Chicago, U.S.A, on 23rd and 26th July, 2012.

RELIEF AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMME

  • 169 destitute were treated both psychologically medically and repatriated to their various homes and States of Origin
  • 70 Abandoned Babies were placed on Local Adoption
  • 10 children with special health needs were placed on International Adoption.
  • Empowerment of People with Disabilities (PWDs)
  • Less privileged people were empowered for self reliance and assisted for medical treatment.
  • Provision of mobility aids such as Wheel Chairs, Crutches, etc to amputees.

VOCATIONAL TRAINING AT THE REHABILITATION CENTRE FOR DISABLED, MONIYA

  • 60 Persons with Disability trained in various vocations at the centre, graduated and were resettled with equipments.
  • Renovation of Workshop building and purchase of training equipment in ICT and shoe making sections

CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SOCIAL WORKERS IN THE STATE

  • 40 Social Workers were trained by Progress Africa, Social Care Consulting, Ireland, in collaboration with Office of Her Excellency in April and October, 2012.

FAMILY WELFARE SERVICES

Between year 2011 to date, 909 matrimonial cases were treated as follows:

  • 405 distress families were reconciled
  • 223 children in the custody of mothers were maintained by their fathers
  • 281 Children/Juvenile were psychologically reformed, counselled and reintegrated into their families.

JUVENILE WELFARE CASES

265 cases of Juvenile in Conflict with the Law were handled as follows:

  • 124 cautioned and released to their parents after reformation.
  • 45 were released on recognizance and Ministerial advice
  • 23 released for proper reintegration
  • 73 committed to Juvenile Correctional Institution for supervision and reformation

JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION IJOKODO

Between year 2011 to date, 126 children were accommodated at Juvenile Correctional Institution Ijokodo, while their current situation are as follows:

  • 75 Delinquents Beyond Parental Control and found children were reformed and reintegrated with their parents
  • 36 disabled children are resident
  • 12 children are in conflict with law and
  • 57 children in need of special care and protection are resident.

CHILD CARE UNIT, IJOKODO

From 2011 to date, 33 children are in custody.

FAMILY COURTS

  • The process of upgrading six (06) Juvenile Magistrate Courts to Family Courts is on-going at High Court of Justice, Ring Road, Ibadan in collaboration with the Ministry
  • 52 Court Panelists/Assessors and Magistrates, whose services were engaged, were promptly paid honouraria by the State Government.

STATE WELFARE HOMES

  • The Monthly feeding allowance to Welfare Homes from were upwardly reviewed from N550,000.00 to N1,100.000
  • Social amenities e.g water and electricity were provided for the homes.
  • Renovation of Child Care Unit undertaken by Office of Her Excellency

NIGERIAN TRAINING CENTRE FOR THE BLIND, OGBOMOSO

      98 Visually Impaired Persons are currently resident as follows:

  • 38 are in Primary School
  • 46 in Secondary School and
  • 14 in Vocational Training Section.

COMMUNITY BASED VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

  • 27 Trainees drawn from various Local Government Areas trained within their communities in various vocations i.e. Shoe Making Computer (ICT), Hair Dressing, Barbing, Fashion Designing for 2010/2011 session have graduated and resettled with equipment for self-reliance.

MONITORING VISIT TO INTERNATIONALLY ADOPTED VULNERABLE CHILDREN 

  • A State delegate ably led by Her Excellency, the Wife of the Executive Governor visited the 8 Children in the custody of their respective adoptive parents in Holland, Netherlands, in September2012.

PRESENTATION OF WHITE CANES TO THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE:

  • The state government presented white canes to aid mobility of 100 visually impaired people during the celebration of 2013 International White Cane Day.

AGBAJO-OWO RADIO/TELEVISION PROGRAMME

This programme is designed to showcase self-help projects in the 33 Local Government Areas of the state. Since June 2011 till date, 72 episodes of Agbajo-Owo programme was aired on BCOS Radio/ T.V channels.

GRANT-IN- AID OF SELF-HELP PROJECTS:

A sum of N18 million was disbursed as grants-in–aid to 355 self-help projects across the 33 Local Government Areas in the State to encourage grassroots participation and sustainability of community development projects.

SENSITIZATION PROGRAMME

60 security stakeholders were trained on modern techniques of curbing security challenges in the various communities across the state.

CHILD RIGHTS LAW

  • Advocacy visit on Child Right were made to the 33 Local Government Areas in the months of February to June 2012.
  • Inauguration of Child Rights Implementation and Monitoring Committee in Local Governments where committees were not in place.
  • Sensitization Programme for top Government functionaries from the 33 Local Governments on the implementation of the Child Rights Law was held on Thursday 21st June, 2012.

INFANT MORTALITY REDUCTION:

  • Sensitization workshops and rallies were held in 8 Local Government Areas in the state i.e Egbeda, Atiba, Itesiwaju, Ogbomoso North, Ibadan North, Oriire, Afijio and Iwajowa, on infant mortality reduction

CHILDREN’S PARLIAMENT

The 5th State Children’s Parliament was inaugurated on 8th September, 2011 and a courtesy visit was paid to His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi on Thursday 17th November 2011 led by Speaker,  Honourable  Tumise Alao.

Members of Children Parliament paid advocacy visit to the Honourable Speaker of the State House of Assembly Rt. Honourable Monsurat Sunmonu on Thursday 29th November, 2012.

CHILD RIGHTS LAW

  • Advocacy visit on Child Right were made to the 33 Local Government Areas in the months of February to June 2012.
  • Inauguration of Child Rights Implementation and Monitoring Committee in Local Governments where committees were not in place.
  • Sensitization Programme for top Government functionaries from the 33 Local Governments on the implementation of the Child Rights Law was held on Thursday 21st June, 2012.

INFANT MORTALITY REDUCTION:

  • Sensitization workshops and rallies were held in 8 Local Government Areas in the state i.e Egbeda, Atiba, Itesiwaju, Ogbomoso North, Ibadan North, Oriire, Afijio and Iwajowa, on infant mortality reduction

CHILDREN’S PARLIAMENT

The 5th State Children’s Parliament was inaugurated on 8th September, 2011 and a courtesy visit was paid to His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi on Thursday 17th November 2011 led by Speaker,  Honourable  Tumise Alao.

Members of Children Parliament paid advocacy visit to the Honourable Speaker of the State House of Assembly Rt. Honourable Monsurat Sunmonu on Thursday 29th November, 2012.

MATERIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE NEEDY

The State Government gave educational support in form of school bags, school uniforms, school sandals and writing materials to 400 children affected by the flood disaster.  This was done in collaboration with UNICEF.

CARE FOR HIV/AIDS/ORPHAN AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN

  • An abandoned HIV positive baby was placed in an Orphanage for care and protection, while financial support was also given to ten (10) HIV/AIDS support Groups in the State;
  • Deep freezers/ generators were given to five (05) Orphanages annually in the State during the celebration of Children Day i.e May 2011- 2013 in order to strengthen the collaboration between the State Government and the Homes;
  • 87 children were rescued from traffickers, illegal and inhuman custody and re-integrated back to their families;
  • 26 cases of reported child molestation and rape were handled while some of the cases are still in Court;
  • 55 children infected/affected by HIV/AIDS were granted educational and nutritional supports.
  • The Ministry collaborated with Alo Theater to host a thousand

(1000) Orphans and Vulnerable Children in the State to an Out

of School Programme (Life performance of cultural heritage display) held on Thursday 16th August 2012

  • The Ministry in collaboration with the Office of Her Excellency celebrated the end of year 2013 with 1000 Orphans and Vulnerable Children in the State.
    • SKILL ACQUISITION AND EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME

    One hundred and eighty (180) unemployed women, Youths and artisans have benefited from 3-week training programme in five (5) trades e.g Photograph and Video production, barbing, Handmade Jewelries, Business center operation and Bakery and Confectionery organized by the Ministry in conjunction with the Society for Poverty Eradication and Community Advancement (SOPECA) on 2nd-18th June, 2013.

  • ANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE VULNERABLE AND LESS PRIVILEDGED
  • 60 viable Non-Government Organisations collaborating with the Ministry on issues of women, children and the less priviledged were presented cheques in the sum of N50, 000.00 each by the State Government in support of their activities.
  • A sum of N2.28 Million was released by the State Government to a set of 260 Orphans and Vulnerable Children for educational support.
  • A sum of N1,530,000 was given as financial aid for the surgical operation of an eight year old boy Mojeed Ogunkoya on Monday 18th February,2013
  • Sum of N50,000.00 each was given as subvention to 21 child focused NGOs/CBOs to provide Care and support to the Vulnerable Children in their Care.
  • A sum of 1 Million Naira was given to Mr. Abanikanda Olusola, an amputee to enable him receive medical treatment abroad;
  • Financial assistance were provided for 19 people in diverse serious needs upon request  to the  tune of N1,684,510.00 to alleviate their sufferings;
  • Financial assistance was given to Mrs Olusola Motunrayo for the treatment of Breast Cancer at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan.
  • A sum of N500,000 was released for the treatment of seven members of a family  that  was involved in fire outbreak on   Monday 18th February, 2013
  • A sum of N467,330.00 was released to Mrs. Sadia Raufu (Staff) a cancer patient to receive treatment at the University College Hospital, Ibadan;
  • A sum of N30,000.00 each was given as Financial Assistance to 15 Indigent Parents of Multiple Births
  • A sum of N314, 000.00 was released to 04 visually impaired ex-trainee of Federal Farm Centre Isheri Lagos as financial assistance for proper rehabilitation.

ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPLIES

  • A total number of 62 staff of the Ministry attended various training programmes and seminars.
  • The offices of the Honourable Commissioner, Permanent Secretary and five (5) Directors namely Director (Finance & Accounts), Director (Poverty Alleviation), Director (Administration and Supplies), Director (Women Programme) and Director (Child Welfare) were renovated and new office equipment purchased.
  • The Ministry distributed educational materials (School bags, Sandals, Uniforms, Text Books and Exercise books) to 400 Orphans and Vulnerable Children in the State for 2013/2014 academic session.
  • A sum of N250,000.00 was released for a surgical eye operation of a girl rescued from the Street.
  • The Ministry celebrated the end of year 2013 with children in the State Welfare Homes.

OYO STATE BREASTFEEDING AND DAY CARE CENTRE:

  • A total number of 58 children are currently on roll at the Centre and the place is in good shape.
  • Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) is enhanced through the quarterly payment of fees by parents of children in the Centre, as well as Registration and annual renewal fee of Day Care Centres in the State.
  • RADIO/TELEVISION PROGRAMME, AGBAJO-OWOThis programme is designed to showcase self-help projects in 33 Local Governments.
    • 24 episodes aired in 2012 was facilitated by State Government release of a sum of N849,980.00;
    • TRAINING OF COMMUNITY LEADER – 107 Community Leaders from 33 Local Government Areas attended Citizenship and Leadership Training Programme from 8th to 10th February, 2012.
    • VIGILANTE ACTIVITIES – Vigilante Coordinating Committee activities engendered by prompt release of funds for year 2011 and 2012 aided the drastic reduction of armed robbery cases and other social vices in the State.
    • NATIONAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DAY PROGRAMME – 600 Community Development Stakeholders participated in National Community Development Day celebrations held on 18th, 2011. The 2012 edition was commemorated in January 2013  alongside distribution of grants in-aids of Community Self-Help projects and over 1000 Stakeholders  participated

     

    • GRANT-IN-AID OF SELF PROJECTS – A sum of N18 Million was disbursed as Grants-in Aid to 355 Self Help Projects across the 33 Local Governments in the State to encourage grassroot participation and sustainability of Community Development Projects.
    • RURAL INTEGRATED PROGRAMME – A sum of N15,511,000.00 was released for the provision of Palm Oil and Garri Processing Machines to 19 selected Pilot Villages across the 33 LGAs in the State to enable the socio-economic development of the rural communities

JOB CREATION (KEKE AJUMOSE SCHEME)

  • 1000 tricycles were purchased and distributed to unemployed people in the State in order to ease transportation problem and reduce accidents on our roads. The beneficiaries are to pay back the cost price of the tricycle without interest installmentally in 12 months.
  • FOOD BANK

13,000.00 households across twenty –six (26) Local Government Councils have so far benefited from the programme.

    • SKILL ACQUISITION AND EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME

    One hundred and eighty (180) unemployed women, Youths and artisans have benefited from 3-week training programme in five (5) trades e.g Photograph and Video production, barbing, Handmade Jewelries, Business center operation and Bakery and Confectionery organized by the Ministry in conjunction with the Society for Poverty Eradication and Community Advancement (SOPECA) on 2nd-18th June, 2013.

  • ANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE VULNERABLE AND LESS PRIVILEDGED
  • 60 viable Non-Government Organisations collaborating with the Ministry on issues of women, children and the less priviledged were presented cheques in the sum of N50, 000.00 each by the State Government in support of their activities.
  • A sum of N2.28 Million was released by the State Government to a set of 260 Orphans and Vulnerable Children for educational support.
  • A sum of N1,530,000 was given as financial aid for the surgical operation of an eight year old boy Mojeed Ogunkoya on Monday 18th February,2013
  • Sum of N50,000.00 each was given as subvention to 21 child focused NGOs/CBOs to provide Care and support to the Vulnerable Children in their Care.
  • A sum of 1 Million Naira was given to Mr. Abanikanda Olusola, an amputee to enable him receive medical treatment abroad;
  • Financial assistance were provided for 19 people in diverse serious needs upon request  to the  tune of N1,684,510.00 to alleviate their sufferings;
  • Financial assistance was given to Mrs Olusola Motunrayo for the treatment of Breast Cancer at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan.
  • A sum of N500,000 was released for the treatment of seven members of a family  that  was involved in fire outbreak on   Monday 18th February, 2013
  • A sum of N467,330.00 was released to Mrs. Sadia Raufu (Staff) a cancer patient to receive treatment at the University College Hospital, Ibadan;
  • A sum of N30,000.00 each was given as Financial Assistance to 15 Indigent Parents of Multiple Births
  • A sum of N314, 000.00 was released to 04 visually impaired ex-trainee of Federal Farm Centre Isheri Lagos as financial assistance for proper rehabilitation.

ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPLIES

  • A total number of 62 staff of the Ministry attended various training programmes and seminars.
  • The offices of the Honourable Commissioner, Permanent Secretary and five (5) Directors namely Director (Finance & Accounts), Director (Poverty Alleviation), Director (Administration and Supplies), Director (Women Programme) and Director (Child Welfare) were renovated and new office equipment purchased.

SWO               –  Social Welfare Officer

ASWO             –  Assistant Social Welfare Officer

IRE                   –  Integrated Rural Enhancement

PSC                 –   Project Support Communication

CDO               –   Community Development Officer

CDI                  –  Community Development Inspector

SH                   –   Self Help

 

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