Prior to the establishment of OYSEMA by Oyo State Emergency Management Agency law 2009,the former State Emergency Relief Agency (SERA)that operated within a limited scope was in a charge of disaster management.
However, it was structured to be a reactive Agency and domiciled at the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters.
This was the situation until year 2004 when the Agency was moved to Cabinet and Security Department, Office of the Governor as a Unit. By year 2006,the Agency was domiciled at the Governor’s office and in year 2009, a formally established OYOSEMA came into existence.
OYSEMA is a statutory Agency established by law to manage emergencies and disasters in the State in line with Act 12 of 1999 by the Executive Governor.
Towards Disaster Risk Reduction in Oyo State
Mobilize Resources Towards Efficient and Effective Disaster Risk Reduction in Oyo State.