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Profile of the Ministry

The Ministry started as a Computer Services Department under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Osun State. It was later carved out as Bureau of Computer Services and Information Technology (BCSIT) under the Administration of Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola in 2005. There were only two departments in the BCSIT viz. Operations Department and Finance & Administration Department. The major function of BCSIT was procurement, installation and maintenance of all ICT infrastructures and overseeing of all Government ICT related activities at both State and Local Government level.

In the year 2013, the executive governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola upgraded the BCSIT to the status of a ministry as Ministry of Innovation Science and Technology with a view of making the State of Osun an ICT hub of the Western States of Nigeria.

There are six departments in the Ministry which include; Innovation and Science, Technology, Management Information System, Finance& Accounts, Administration & supply, and Planning, Research and Statistics Departments.

Vision of the Ministry

To make Osun State one of the leading States in Science. Technology and Innovation in Nigeria.

Mission of the Ministry

To ensure that the application of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) is at the core of the State’s Economic Development Strategy that ushers in prosperity for all residents of the State.

Objectives Of the Ministry

  • act as the Chief Adviser to Government on Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) matters;
  • Prioritization of issues relating to ICT policies, programmes and projects as a key driver for economic development and good governance;
  • Provision of enabling environment and computer resources for scientific research and technology-based development for industrialization, competitiveness and employment creation leading to a sustainable economy in the State;
  • Creating a State Data Bank for administrative purpose and consistently providing electronic management system for revenue generation, information management and effective service delivery to citizenries;
  • Processing applications from desiring contractors for registration/renewal and issuance of Right of Ways for telecommunication devices/infrastructures installation;
  • Interfacing with all MDAs, Institutions, Three Tiers of Governments, Private and International Organizations in the area of IST Infrastructures/Programmes, skill acquisition and empowerment;
  • Organize conferences, seminars, lectures, workshops, competitions and exhibitions on Innovation, Science and Technology;
  • Provision of advisory/consultancy services and establishment of global competitive research facilities for the promotion of research and development on Innovation, Science and ICT;
  • Collate, process, update and monitor Personnel Information in Agencies of Government for the determination of Public Officers entitlements/benefits in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance, Accountant General and Bureau of Public Service Pension;
  • Automation/re–engineering of government business processes, harmonization of existing ICT assets into a world class infrastructure, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Arts (STEMA) education; and ICT capacity building.

Departments in the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology

Department of Technology

Management Information System

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Department Of Technology

Technology department is one of the core technical departments of the Ministry. It has the following units where all the operations are being carried out. They are:

  1. Computer Services
  2. RF/Wireless & LAN
  3. Engineering and Power
  4. Helpdesk
Operating Centres

The Technology Department has the following Operating Centres:

  • Network Operating Centre (NOC) located at the Governor’s Lodge in GRA – This is the primary NOC that connects the State Secretariat and other Government Agencies/facilities outside the State Secretariat. It also serves as the centre where Internet bandwidth is being distributed to the State Secretariat and Other Government facilities outside the State Secretariat.
  • Network Operating Centre (NOC) located at the Ministry of Innovation, Science & Technology (MIST) Headquarters – This is the Secondary NOC that connects the State Secretariat, Osun State House of Assembly and other MDAs that are closer to the State Secretariat. The two NOCs forms the basic backbone of the State intranet network.
  • Osun Emergency & Citizen’s Contact Centre (with the use of the Emergency Short Code Number 293) – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) issued Short Code Number 293 to Osun State for emergency calls. This tool-free number (293) is intended to bridge the gap between the Government and all the residents of Osun State by reporting issues of importance to the Government through this number. Also, emergency cases are being reported through this number which are promptly escalated to the appropriate Agencies. On ground at the Centre are the representative of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Immigration Service, The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Fire Service Corps, Osun Emergency Ambulance (O’Ambulance) and all other relevant stakeholders are involved in the operation of the Centre.
  • Early Warning Early Response Systems (EWERS) – This is a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) assisted project through the Norwegian Government in Partnerships with the Osun State Government. It is a replica of the Osun Emergency Centre 293 Short Code with the added of the online web reporting with the supports of Osun EWERS Apps. The Centre is equipped with the state-of-the-art ICT facilities for the efficient and effective operation of the Centre. This will compliment the efforts of the 293 Short Code.
  • Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF) – this is the networking distribution Centres installed across the MDAs and top Government functionaries’ quarters across the State. It is the connecting point for the Structured Local Area Network (LAN) both wired and fiber optics connections. This is the first level of network management where issues relating to ICT is being resolved before escalating it to the MIST Headquarters.

Management Information System (MIS) Department

The mandate of the department is to manage the information communication technology that could assist in public service delivery, document government activities in electronic format, training and empowerment of students of tertiary institutions undergoing industrial training attachment (IT/ SIWES).

The department is also incharge of managing State Official Website “www.osunstate.gov.ng” as well as managing and maintaining state official E-mail service “webmail@osunstate.gov.ng”

The Management of Information System (MIS) is a department saddled with the responsibility of coordinating

  1. The training of the youth and the entire State staff
  2. The management of the State website and email services
  3. The development and deployment of software application
  4. The department is mandated to computerized all salient activities of all Ministries, Agencies and departments (MDAs)

Training class of the Newly converted officer to the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology                   

Innovation And Science Department

UNITS:- 

  • Innovation and Invention unit
  • Laboratory and Research unit
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics (STEAM)
Completed Project

Multi-disciplinary Research Laboratory (MRL)

This was an initiative of this department.

Purpose :– to having a centralized, standard reference laboratory for tapping broad resources and wide training capacity in collaboration with some relevant MDAs that are into laboratory and multi-disciplinary research purposes like Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security, Ministry of Works & Transport, Ministry of Water Resources, Hospital Management Board, Osun Waste Management Agency, Rural Water Supply Agency (RUWESA), and Osun State University. This birthed MRL which was funded by TETFUND with an accomplishment of State counterpart funding

On-Going Projects

Science appreciation and application.

Pedestrian Solar -powered Traffic Control Signal Light with Closed-circuit Television (CCTV) and push button.  The project is in partnership with Ministry of Works, Public Procurement Agency (PPA), Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Education.

Purpose:- This is to see to the safety of all the road users, particularly School pupils and students, the aged, the physically challenged people.

Annual 774 Young Nigerian Scientist Presidential competition and award in collaboration with Ministry of Education.

Purpose:- to produce pool of dedicated scientists and technologists that are nationally and internationally competitive, to build entrepreneurial capacity in the students and graduates in Sciences, to create acceptance of science and technology as a way of life and fulcrum for State development.

Plant Biodiversity Research:- is an initiative of Plant Biodiversity research team in Osun State University.

Purpose:- Plant documentation and conservation to avert plant extinctions; as well as harnessing plants benefits

Proposed Projects

Establishment of digital and innovation club in the State Schools as a means of ‘Catching them Young’. This will enable talents discoveries and allow the State to have competent reasonable numbers of students to represent in national and global competitions;

constitution of State Innovation, Science and Technology Research Council to look into STI issues, which would comprise of this Ministry, State Tertiary Institutions, Ministry of Commerce – Industries and Private Organizations, Youth representatives;

Supporting the annual celebrations of Digital Nigeria Day, STI Exhibitions Week to showcase talents, STI State conference, seminar and workshop;

Establishment of associations of Computer users and Senior Civil servants in the State networks to address social and economic decadence;

Procurement of mobile laboratory kits for Science teachers in the State.

Space educational outreach programmes

Establishment of State Innovation Hubs and Parks

Meet the Principal Officers

Olatunji Dele Maruf Ayofe

THE HONOURABLE COMMISSIONER FOR INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN OSUN STATE

Hon. Azeez Badmus

Special Adviser on Innovation, Science, Technology and Digital Economy

Kayode Oluwole Alao

Director Administration and Supplies

Lateef Olatoke Ajiboye

Director of Technology

Abiola Olawumi Moradeyo

Director of Planning, Research and Statistics

Ramota Odunola Adelowo

Director of Management Information System

Bidmus Adekunle Davies

Director Finance and Accounts

LATEEFAT ABOLANLE OLANREWAJU

Director, Innovation & Science
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