The office was created in 1999 and has therefore spent 13 years in existence. Our current staff strength is 87 members. The office is in charge of the maintenance of a visionary and viable civil service pivotal of other segments of the society.

Our Vision

To be the source of contact in the areas of effective, efficient and ethical civil/public service delivery

Our Mission

To groom Officers that can compete favourably well with their peers in the ever increasing dynamic and competitive world towards achieving efficiency and increased productivity in the entire public service.

Our Objectives

The following are the goals and objectives of the Office of the Head of Service,

  • To produce a virile and productive Civil Service that can compete favourably with its peers in the public sectors;
  • To promote job satisfaction, efficiency and industrial harmony within the Public Service;
  • To ensure correct interpretation, implementation, and enforcement of government policies on the grading of costs and conditions of services for the various categories of staff in the State Civil Service;
  • To rightsize/professionalise the State Civil Service in line with prevailing economic reality;
  • To improve the efficiency of officers in the State Public Service through regular staff development programmes in accordance with the needs and qualification;
  • To ensure that officers who leave the service under pensionable circumstances continue to be rewarded for their past services through the payment of their benefits;
  • To effect periodical grading review of post in all sectors of the Public Services within the State in order to ensure equity and consistent treatment in matters of remuneration;
  • To assist in the development, restructuring, and installation of new administrative procedures as a result of Government result-oriented management philosophy and in line with the contemporary world;
  • Advising the State Government on the appointment and deployment of Permanent Secretaries and other Heads of Non-Ministerial Departments;
  • Promotion of good working relationship between the Commissioners and other Political Office Holders on the one hand, and Permanent Secretaries and other Civil Servants on the other hand;
  • Representing the State Civil service at the National Council on establishments Meetings;
  • Liaising and ensuring good rapports with Federal Civil Service and other State Civil services; and
  • On the whole, to enhance productivity and efficiency in service delivery.

Public Service based on the practices of repositioning, transparency, accountability and sustainable value.

  • Promotion of job satisfaction, efficiency and industrial harmony within the Public Service;
  • Ensuring correct interpretation and enforcement of government policies on the grading of costs and conditions of services for the various categories of staff in the State Civil Service;
  • Improvement of the efficiency of officers in the State Public Service through regular staff development programme in accordance with the needs and qualification;
  • Effecting periodical grading review of post in all sectors of the Public Services within the State in order to ensure equity and consistent treatment in matters of remuneration;
  • Assisting in the development, restructuring, and installation of new administrative procedures as a result of Government result-oriented management philosophy and in line with the contemporary world;

The Office of the Head of Service, headed by the Head of Service, is administratively made up of five (5) Directorates under the supervision of the Permanent Secretary, who doubles as the Administrative Head and Accounting Officer.

The Directorates are as follows:

  • Administration and Supplies (AS);
  • Pensions and Post Service (PPS);
  • Establishments & Service Matters (ESM);
  • Manpower Development & Management Panning Services (MPD&MPS); and
  • Finance and Accounts (FA).
  • Ascertaining and coordination of the personnel needs of various Departments;
  • Ensuring and instilling discipline in members of Staff;
  • Advising the management on the welfare need of the members of staff and their well-being;
  • Maintenance of Office of the Head of Service Building Complex and other infrastructure;
  • Sanitation: ensuring the neatness of Office of the Head of Service environment;
  • Co-ordination of bi-monthly seminar in the Office of the Head of Service;
  • Keeping staff records;
  • Staff training both local and international;
  • Supply of stationery items needed in the Office of the Head of Service;
  • Assists in the general administration of the Office of the Head of Service;
  • Serving as member/secretary of Tenders Board on contract issues;
  • Internal posting of officers; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.
  • Pensions and Post Service Department, as the name implies, is an arm of Office of the Head of Service saddled with the responsibility of processing and payment of gratuity benefits to retired officers in the Core Civil Service and Teaching Service Commission (Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff) in the State.
  • Processing of retirement/pension papers of retirees in the Core Civil Service and Teaching Service Commission (Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff).
  • Payment of gratuity to retirees who had already completed all the requirements relating to retirement benefits and certified by the State Auditor-General.
  • Handling of all forms of Training including in-service training requests by Civil/Public Servants in the State.
  • The Department is also responsible for the processing of condonation/merging of service of Civil/Public Servants in various MDAS who have, at one time or the other, embarked on academic pursuit.
  • Processing of approvals for leave of absence with or without pay in accordance with the extant rules and regulations guiding the provision.
  • Processing and payment of burial expenses for officers who died while in active service.
  • The Establishments and Service Matters Department of the Office of the Head of Service is saddled into the under listed duties;
  • Conduct of Confirmation Examination Test;
  • Conduct of Conversion Examination;
  • Conduct of Stagnation Breakthrough Course for Secretarial Assistant;
  • Review and Issuance of Establishments Circulars;
  • Conduct of Establishment Proposal;
  • Labour Issue;
  • Discipline

The Department performs the following functions:

  • Consultancy Services: The Department handles training of officers on GL01-12 both in the Civil/Public Service. This is done in collaboration with Consultants in line with the desired relevant training needs.
  • Manpower Service Training Programme: The Department processes approval for Administrative Officers to pursue a degree in Master of Public Administration at Obafemi Awolowo University. The programme is designed to strengthen the Oyo State Civil Service and improve the quality of service delivery. Another batch of administrative officers would be recommended after completion of the course by the present set of the administrative officers.
  • Students Industrial Work Experience: The Directorate is charged with the responsibility of keeping records and posting students in tertiary institution within and outside the State   to relevant MDAs.
  • Public Service Forum: Public Service Forum is organized by the Directorate in conjunction with the Office of the Head of Service. The programme is to keep the Public Servants abreast of current topical, natural and global issues bordering on public service, politics and business.
  • Publication of Reformer Magazine:  The Directorate is saddled with production of Reformer Magazine. The magazine contained articles and other side attractions such as Health Tips, Business News, Sports, Recreation Tips, Public Service Ethics for enhancement of productivity of workers.
  • National Productivity/Merit Award: The Department represents the State Government in the nomination of outstanding workers for National Productivity Order of Merit Award in collaboration with National Productivity Centre, Abuja.
  • Taking charge of the accounting duties in the Office of the Head of Service;
  • Advising in the disbursement of funds of the Office of the Head of Service;
  • Taking charge of the disbursement of funds of the Office of the Head of Service;
  • Advising the Chief Executive, the Accounting Officer and other departmental Heads on accounting matters;
  • Responsible for the development and installation of efficient accounting system of the Office of the Head of Service with appropriate in-built controls as approved by the office of the Accountant General in line with the Financial Regulations;
  • Managing all funds and Public money due and receivable in the Office of the Head of Service to ensure improved, efficient and effective collection of all Government revenue;
  • Directing replies to and advising the Accounting officer on audit and public accounts committee queries;
  • The Director as a co-signatory with the Accountant to all cheques and monetary instruments, provided that in any case where the Permanent Secretary required himself to be satisfied as to the authenticity or correctness of what is being presented to him or her, he or she is at liberty to refer the documents presented to any other person for authentication;
  • Serving as member of Tenders Board and advising on Financial Implication of contract terms;
  • Preparing periodic/annual Financial Report of the Office of the Head of Service and ensuring timely submission of monthly financial statement to the Accountant General of Oyo State through the Accounting officer of the Office of the Head of Service;
  • Collating the financial returns from when deployed in the treasury;
  • Compilation of cash flow for costs and projections;
  • Advising on the control and management of funds, investments, loans and guarantee of the Office of the Head of Service;
  • Interpretation of financial regulations and treasury circulars;
  • Performing any other functions as may be assigned by the Chief Executive/Accounting officers of the Office of the Head of Service.
S/NO. NAMES DATE OF FIRST APPOINTMENT STATUS PERIOD REMARKS
1. Chief S.O. Adebo CMG 15/5/33 HS 1961-1966 Western Region
2. Dr.  Peter T. Odunmosu 19/01/37 HS 1966-1974 Western State
3. Chief Augustus  Adebayo 30/09/55 HS 1974-1975 Western State
4. Engr. C.S.O. Akande SSG/HS 1975-1976 Western State
5. Chief T. A. Akinyele. OON 15/01/53 SSG/HS 1976-1978 Old Oyo State
6. Chief M.S. Adigun , CON 09/09/58 SSG/HS 1978-1980 Old Oyo State
7. Princess Tejumade Alakija MFR 09/09/58 HS 1980-1983 Old Oyo State
8. Chief M. A. Adesiyan 08/07/60 HS 1983-1984 Old Oyo State
9. Chief D. A. Abinusawa 20/07/64 SMG/HS 1984-1985 Old Oyo State
10. Chief J. A. Adedeji,  mni 01/09/65 SMG/HS 1986-1991 Old Oyo State
11. Prince S.G. Adeleye, mni 01/10/53 SMG/HS 1991-1992 Oyo State
12. Prince D.G. Ladeji 10/02/74 SMG/HS 1994-1995 Oyo State
13. Alh. S. O. Oladapo 02/10/63 SSG/HS 1995-1997 Oyo State
14. Chief Bisi Adesola, mni 01/02/62 SSG/HS 1997-1999 Oyo State
15. Prince S.G. Olaoye 30/01/73 HS 1999-2005 Oyo State
16. Mrs. M.A. Akinbode 01/02/72 HS 2005-2007 Oyo State
17. Mrs. O.A. Obileye 01/11/72 HS 2007-2007 Oyo State
18. Overseer E.O. Okebukola 05/07/74 HS 2007-2008 Oyo State
19. Alhaja Chief K.I. Adeleke 15/03/82 HS 2009-2011 Oyo State
20. Alhaji Chief T.O. Aremu, mni 01/09/79 HS 2011-2014 Oyo State
21. Williams Adesoji Eniade, mni 08/02/83 HS 2014-date Oyo State

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