Ministry of Youth and Sports

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The Ministry of Youth and Sport was created from the erstwhile Ministry of Information, Youth, Sports and Culture with an enabling law No. 11 enacted by the State House of Assembly on the 12th of September 2003.

Our Vision

To build a dynamic multi-skilled youth adding value to self and society.

Our Mission

To create an enabling environment that promotes sports development and empower youth with appropriate adequate skill, knowledge and attitudes to realize full potential for individual and society development.

Our Objectives

  • Re-orientation and empowering the youth
  • Youth Development through innovation and ICT
  • Infrastructural Facility revamping and Development
  • Sports development and Recreation

The Ministry is headed by the Honourable Commissioner who is the political head, while the Permanent Secretary is the Administrative head and the Accounting Officer.  Furthermore, there are Six Departments and each is headed by Directors viz:

  • Directorate of Planning, Research and Statistics
  • Directorate of Finance and Account
  • Directorate of Administration and Supply
  • Directorate of Sports Administration
  • Directorate of Sports Facilities
  • Directorate of Youth Development
  • Completion of the 1st Phase NYSC Permanent Orientation  Camp, Iseyin
  • Remodeling of Main Bowl at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan.
  • Rebranded  Governor’s Cup Football Competition among Secondary Schools in the State
  • First Oyo State Job and Entrepreneurship Youth Fair
  • Maiden Edition of National Academicals Football Competition won by Oyo State Team representing Oyo in South Carolina,USA.
  • Distribution of 60 Wheel Chairs at the 2nd Oyo State Special Sports
  • Renovation of Ososami Youth Centre
  • Renovation of Oyo State Executive Gymnasium,Mokola
  • 2nd Edition of Oyo State Job  and Entrepreneurship  Fair with Skill Acquisition and Settlement Scheme for 273 Youth
  • Renovation of Durbar Stadium, Oyo
  • Movement to NYSC Permanent Orientation Site,Iseyin


  • Handing Over of phase1 of the Permanent  Orientation camp site  to the NYSC by the State Executive Governor


  • Permanent Appointment of two Corp Members that served in the State.


  • Mapping of Route for the Ibadan Marathon Race.


  • Oyo State Sports Council
  • Oyo State Agency for Youth Development
  • Shooting Stars Sports Club(3SC)
  • Crown Football Club.

The Transformation Agenda initiated by the Senator Abiola Ajimobi led administration ignited the zeal and drive to reposition and revitalize The Youth and Sports sector in Oyo State. Subsequently, with the 2nd Term of His Excellency, the administration has fashioned a new policy geared to re-orientate the inherent hindrances being experienced in the field of sports and the emancipation of the youth.  In Oyo State today the Ministry is currently re-structuring its operational modalities as such the targeted projects, programmes and activities for Youth and Sports have been re- aligned to focus on seven (7) identified thematic areas:


  • Youth Rights, Protection & Participation
  • Youth Socialization, Education & Training
  • Youth Employment & Social Security
  • Youth Sports , Recreation & Health
  • Youth Enlightenment & Entertainment
  • Youth & Sports Development Facilities
  • Youth Skills Acquisition & Empowerment

In the world of Sports, a ‘Janus- faced’ approach has been introduced namely;

  • “Catch Them Young”

“Healthy Livelihood through Sports”

  • Expectedly, the new dimensions being adopted will ginger and invigorate:
  • Age-grade Sporting activities (U13,U15,U17 etc)
  • Sustain proficiency of all Sports in the senior category
  • Infrastructural Development
  • Extended Life expectancy