Our Vision

To be a world class virtual centre for statistics through shared commitments to excellence by all stakeholders.

Our Mission

To produce and disseminate comprehensive, reliable and timely data that will assist Government and all other users at all levels in policy and decision making.

Strategic Objectives

  • Development and management of official statistics and the authoritative source and custodians of official statistics in Oyo State.
  •  Coordination of the statistical system.
  •  Advising the State and LGAs on matters related to statistical development.
  •  Developing and promoting use of statistical standards and appropriate methodologies in the system.
  • Collecting, compiling, analyzing, interpreting, publishing and disseminating statistical information either alone or in collaboration with other Agencies (both Government and Non-Governmental Agencies).
  • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive State databank.


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  • Successful transformation of the formal Department of Macro-Statistics and Research of the Ministry of Economic Planning & Budget into Oyo State Bureau of Statistics.
  • Publications of Annual Digest of Medical and Health Statistics.
  • Production of Monthly Price Bulletin of Food Items.
  • Production of Education Statistics covering years 2013 to 2015.
  • Publication of Annual Statistical Year Books.
  • Publication of Bi-Monthly Price Bulletins.
  • Production of Market Days across the State.
  • Production of Annual Digest of Agricultural Statistics.

Oyo State Bureau of statistics established by an act of parliament and assented to by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo state (Senator Abiola Ajimobi) on the 15th November, 2012 was formerly known as Department of Macro¬-Statistics & Research, in the Ministry of Economic Planning & Budget. However, the Bureau actually took off on sound footing in January, 2015 with the appointment of the Acting Statistician General.

The establishment of the State Bureau of Statistics was in tandem with the execution of the new National Statistical Master Plan which established the National Bureau of Statistics and the State Bureau of Statistics to facilitate uniform, reliable and timely data collection.

The Bureau is the main State agency responsible for the development and the management of official statistics and the authoritative source and custodian of official statistics in the State specifically, the Bureau is responsible for collection, compilation, analysis, interpretation, disseminate and publishing of statistical information in Oyo State.

The Bureau comprises of the five (5) Departments which are as stated below:-

  1. Censuses and surveys
  2. Social and Economic Statistics Department
  3. Research and Methodology Department
  4. Finance and Accounts Department
  5. Administration and Supplies Department
  6. Corporate and Technical Planning

Some of the publications produced by the Bureau for planning, research work and future references are:

  • Annual Digest of Health Statistics
  • Annual Digest of Education Statistics
  • Annual Digest of Motor Vehicle Statistics
  • Annual Digest of Public Finance Statistics
  • Annual Digest of Agriculture Statistics
  • Monthly Bulletin of Prices of selected Foodstuffs
  • Quarterly Price Bulletin
  • Market Calendar
  • Hank Book
  • Other Publications from Research/Survey/Census

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