Oyo State House of Assembly Service Commission (OYHASC)

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The Oyo State House of Assembly Service Commission  was established in year 2007 by a Law cited as “Oyo State House of Assembly Service Commission Law 2007”, as a statutory body for providing manpower requirements for the service of Oyo State House of Assembly.

Our Vision

To engage, develop and improve the House Services including provision of adequate manpower requirement and to make Oyo State the most Legislative developed State in Nigeria.

Our Mission

Our mission is to give quality staff support to the House and its Members, to enable them make laws for the peace, order and good governance of Oyo State.

Our Objectives

  • To appoint person to hold or act in the office of the Clerk of the House and in all other offices in the service of the House of Assembly.
  • Appointment to the position of the Clerk of the House shall be made from among the senior staff of the House and the Commission, provided such a staff is not below the rank of a Director.
  • To make appointments, transfers and to confirm appointments.
  • To exercise disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in those offices in accordance with the existing service regulations.
  • To perform other specific functions as the case may be.
  • To maintain comprehensive and current personnel records for Legislative Staff.
  • Retain the ultimate responsibility for all matters relating to the appointments, employment, discipline and other interest of Staff.
  • The Commission makes provision were necessary to fill any vacancy for staff of House of Assembly in line with existing service regulations.
  • Formulate regulations for:
    • The conditions of service.
    • Allowances and other benefits of staff of the Commission and House of Assembly.
    • Produce and publish the Commission’s Strategic Plans, Annual Reports, Annual Estimates/Expenditures and documents on public engagement with the Commission.

The Commission is a statutory corporate body and is independent in the performance of its functions.  The Law establishing the Commission has given it sufficient freedom and latitude in reaching its decisions and is completely insulated from politics.  Members do not represent political parties as they are not supposed to be members of any political party, but operate on the principle of supporting the House and House Members equally in the performance of their duties as elected representatives of the people.  The Commission has no role in relation to parliamentary business.

The Commission is the public service body and the highest policy making body which decision is implemented by the management.  The Commission is scheduled to hold statutory Plenary Board meeting every Tuesday and regular management meeting.

Oyo State House of Assembly Service Commission has three Departments in line with Section 16 of the Enabling Law and, through which it carries out its statutory duties. They are:

  • Department of Administration & Supplies
  • Department of Planning, Research and Statistics
  • Department of Finance and Account
  1. INTER COMMISSION VISIT: The Commission seeks for improved

Interactive/ Inter Commission visits locally and internationally to encourage exchange of ideas and best practices.

  1. STANDING ORDER: The  State Government is expected to facilitate

the production of the standing orders for the Commission as stated in section 11 (2) of the extant law of the Commission which empowers the Commission to “regulate its proceedings and make standing orders for that purpose.