Abia State Executive Council

Administrative Structure

The Executive
The Governor heads The Abia State Executive Council. It comprises the Deputy Governor, the Secretary to the state government and twenty-three Commissioners. The Legislative arm of the government allows the Governor appoint special advisers.

The following Ministries are headed by Permanent Secretaries; Finance, Local government, Chieftaincy Affairs, Education, Agriculture, Environment, Commerce and Industry, Works, Public Utilities, Information and Strategy, Women Affairs and Social Development, Justice, Lands and Survey and Urban Planning, and Health.

Other non-ministerial departments include the Local Government Service Commission, the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, the Civil Service Commission, the Judicial Service Commission, the Bureau of Political Affairs, the Bureau of Special Services, the Housing Corporation, the Bureau of Economic Affairs, the Bureau of Budget and Planning and the Bureau of Establishment, Training and Pension.

Boards

  • Board of Internal revenue
  • ASEPA
  • ASUBEB
  • Public Utility Board
  • Hospital Management Board

Politics

The State Government is led by a democratically elected executive who works closely with an elected State House Assembly. The capital city is Umuahia. There are Seventeen (17) local government areas (LGAs).

In 1999 Nigeria became a democracy, and Orji Uzor Kalu contested on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and won the Governorship election in Abia State. Consequently he was sworn-in on 29 May 1999. In 2003, when it was time for fresh elections, Kalu re-contested on the platform of the PDP and got a second mandate to govern. (The Constitution of Nigeria limits Governors to two terms in office.) Theodore Orji while under (PPA), won the 2007 general elections to become Abia’s next Governor.

Chief T.A Orji (Ochendo), was re-elected for a second term in office under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). And he served his two term in office as the Governor of Abia State between 2007-2015. Theodore Orji handed over to Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu in May 29th 2015 after Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu was declared winner by the Independent Electoral Commission INEC following the out come of the April Gubernatorial election won by the PDP.

Below is a list of offices under the Executive Council

  • Office of the Governor……………………………………………          Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu
  • Office of the Deputy Governor………………………………          Rt. Sir Ude Okochukwu
  • Office of the Secretary to the State Governor………           Dr. Emelike Godwill Okoro
  • Office of the Head of Service…………………………………           Mr VC Umah
  • Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff (Governor’s Office)  Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai
  • Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff   (De-Gov’s Office )     Mazi John Nwagbaorogu

THE  COMMISSIONERS

Name Office Contact Information
 STANLEY ECHE Commissioner for Petroleum Resources  [email protected]
 HON. UZO AZUBUIKE Commissioner for Agriculture & Natural Resources  [email protected]
 CHIEF CHARLES  OGBONNAYA Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs  [email protected]
 PROFESSOR IKECHI  MGBOJI Commissioner for Education  [email protected]
 BARR. NNENNA OBEWU Commissioner for Transport  [email protected]
 BARR. UCHE IHEDIWA Commissioner for Lands  [email protected]
     
 HON. OSITA IGBE Commissioner for Housing  [email protected]
 HON. EZIUCHE UBANI Commissioner for Works  [email protected]
CHIEF CHINWE  NWANGANGA Commissioner for Sports  [email protected]
CHIEF TONY EZEBUIRO Commissioner for Public Utility  [email protected]
 DR. JOHN AHUKANNA Commissioner for Health  [email protected]
 BARR. CHIMA MGBEKE Commissioner for Economic Development and Poverty Reduction  [email protected]
 CHIEF HENRY IKOH Commissioner for Industry  [email protected]
 MR. OBINNA ORIAKU Commissioner for Finance  [email protected]
 MRS. CHINEDUM BROWN Commissioner for Women Affairs  [email protected]
 CHIEF EBO  IHEUKWUMERE Commissioner for Physical Planning  [email protected]
 BARR. GABRIEL IGBOKO Commissioner for Environment and Solid Minerals Development  [email protected]
 MR. BONI IWUOHA Commissioner for Information  [email protected]
 BARR. HAGLAR OKORIE Commissioner for Youth Development  [email protected]
MRS. KATE ENWEREJI  NWOSU Commissioner for Trade and Investment  [email protected]
     

 

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

Sir Chijioke Nwakodo Chief of Staff to the Governor  [email protected]
 Chief Agwu Ukpai


Sir Onyii Wamah

 Deputy Chief of Staff


 

Permanent Secretary, Government House

 08034066245


 

08035458822

     
 O.F Ihedioha Director of Administration, Government House [email protected]
 R. K. Madu Director of Finance, Government House [email protected]

 

ASSIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO The STATE GOVERNOR, MINISTRIES AND NON-MINISTERIAL DEPARTMENTS

1. OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR
The Office of the Executive Governor is charged with the following responsibilities:

(i) Administration of Abia State of Nigeria;
(ii) State Security;
(iii) Inter-State Governmental Co-operation;
(iv) Appointing Authority for Membership of Boards of companies in which the State has interests;
(v) Implementation of National Policy Guidelines on Local Government Administration;
(vl) Protocol matters;
(vii) Conference Visitor Unit;
(viii) Allocation of Vehicles;
(ix) Relations with the following bodies:
(a) The Legislature;
(b) The Judiciary;
(c) State Civil Service Commission;
(d) Judicial Service Commission;
(e) Local Government Service Commission;
(f) Office of the State Auditor-General;
(g) Office of the Local Government Auditor-General;
(h) State Independent Electoral Commission;
(i) Abia State Planning Commission.
(j) Bureau of Budget
(k) Abia State Environmental Protection Agency
(!) State Liaison Offices

The Office of the  Governor comprises the Government House and Office of the Secretary to the State Government. The Government House comprises.Executive Governor’s Office and his residence, the Lodge. The Chief of Staff in-charge of Government House reports directly to the Executive Governor.

2. OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR
The Office of the Deputy Governor is charged with the following responsibilities:

(i) Responsibilities that may be assigned by His Excellency, the EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR from time to time;
(ii) Co-ordinates State Boundary matters;
(iii) Cocoa production and development matters;

The Office of the Deputy Governor comprises the Deputy Governor’s inner office and his residence. The Deputy Chief of Staff is in-charge of the Deputy Governor’s Office and reports directly to the Deputy Governor.

3. OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT
The Secretary to the State Government is responsible for the following matters/ which are carried out in the respective Bureaux in his office:

(i) Cabinet Secretariat and Executive Council matters;
(ii) Co-ordination of Ministerial Activities;
(iii) Commission of Inquiry and White Papers;
(iv) National and State Public holidays;
(v) Election Matters;
(vi) Inter-governmental matters;
(vii) Allocation of official quarters to Political Office Holders;
(viii) National and State Emergency Management matters;
(ix) Boards of Government owned Companies;
(x) Government owned Auditorium and Conference Centres;
(xi) Immigration and Refugee matters;
(xii) Prerogative of Mercy (Secretariat);
(xiii) Conditions of Service for Political Office Holders;
(xiv) National and State H.
(xv) Finance and General Purposes Committee (Secretariat);
(xvi) Liaison with the security Agencies;
(xvii) Oaths of Public Officers;
(xviii) National Population matters;
(xix) Public Complaints/ Code of Conduct/ Federal Character Commissions;
(xx) Tribunals;
(xxi) Supervision of Abia State Pilgrims Welfare Board

Bureau of Cabinet Secretariat Office of the Secretary to the State Government

3.1. BUREAU OF CABINET SECRETARIAT
The Bureau is headed by a Permanent Secretary who reports to the Secretary to the State Government and is responsible for the following:

(i) The production and circulation of EXCO Documents
(ii) Co-ordination of Welfare and Administrative matters of Council Members;
(iii) Secretariat for EXCO Committees

3.2. BUREAU OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
The Bureau is headed by a Permanent Secretary who reports to the Secretary to the State Government and has the following responsibilities:

(i) Collection, collation and formulation of policies relating to Economic Matters in the State;
(ii) Economic Policy Analysis and Research;
(iii) Co-ordination of Economic Matters between Ministries and Departments with Federal Government and other states;
(iv) State Economic Advisory Council matters;
(v) National Directorate for Employment (NDE);
(vi) National Productivity Annual Award matters;
(vii) Census matters;
(viii) Preparation and evaluation of periodic reports from Parastatals and Government Companies;
(ix) Nigerian National Volunteer Service (NNVS)

3.3. POLITICAL AFFAIRS BUREAU
The Bureau is headed by a Permanent Secretary who reports to the Secretary to the State Government and has the following responsibilities:

(i) Constitution Matters;
(ii) Inter-Governmental Relations;
(iii) Petitions and Appeals from Non-Public Servants
(iv) National and State Emergency Management matters
(v) Monitoring Political Development within and around the State;
(vi) National/Abia Day Celebrations
(vii) Election Matters
(viii) Recruitment into the Armed Forces;
(ix) Prerogative of Mercy
(x) Conditions of Service of Political Office holders
(xi) National and State Honours

3.4. SPECIAL SERVICES BUREAU

The Bureau is headed by a Permanent Secretary who reports to the Secretary to the State Government and has the following responsibilities:

(i) Secretariat for State Security Council;
(ii) Co-ordination and collation of security intelligence
(iii) Liaison with the Security Agencies;
(iv) Surveillance on VIPs, including Diplomats visiting the State;
(v) Security and protection of Government offices, installations and secret Documents;
(vi) Declaration of Assets of Political office holders;
(vii) Investigations into frauds, subversive activities;
(viii) Control/ Management and security of Government Radio Systems;
(ix) Issuing of Special Vehicle Plate numbers,
(x) Organization of security courses and seminars;
(xi) Issuing of State of Origin Certificate;
(xii) Security clearance and cover in liaison with SSS;
(xiii) Co-ordination of Government Courier services and Diplomatic Mails;
(xiv) Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and Volunteers Matters;
(xv) Federal and States Security Administrators Meeting Matters

4. OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF THE STATE CIVIL SERVICE
The Head of Service is responsible for the following matters, which are carried out, inthe respective Bureaux in his office:

(i) Providing leadership and direction to the Civil Service;
(li) Chairman, Abia State Pensions Board;
(iii) Co-ordinates and supervises the functions and responsibilities of all PermanentSecretaries, Heads of Ministerial and non-ministerial Departments;
(iv) Advising the Governor on the appointment and deployments of PermanentSecretaries;
(v) Co-ordinates and supervises all matters relating to rules and regulations in theCivil Service and the effectiveness of SERVICOM;
(vi) Establishment Matters of the Service;
(vii) Allocation of motor vehicles to Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Non-ministerial Departments;
(viii) Personnel Records and Statistics of the Civil Service;
(ix) Career Development of all Senior Management staff/ G1.13 and above;
(x) Administration of Staff Salaries/ Wages and emoluments of the Civil Service;
(xi) Civil Service Training Institutions;
(xii) Represents the Civil Service in the State Executive Council as Chief Adviser to the Governor on civil service matters;
(xiii) Coordinating Industrial relations of the Civil Service and providing theSecretariat for the Civil Service Negotiating Councils;
(xiv) National and State Councils on Establishments;
(xv) Service Welfare Matters;
(xvi) Allocation of Office and residential accommodation to Civil Servants;
(xvii) Liaison with Head of the Federal Public Service and other FederalAgencies/State on service matters;
(xviii) Managing the following Bureaux headed by Permanent Secretaries:-
(a) Establishments and Pensions;
(b) Training;
(c) Administration;
(d) Service Welfare;
(e) Common Services & Service Monitoring

BUREAU OF ESTABLISHMENTS AND PENSIONS
The Bureau is headed by a Permanent Secretary who reports to the Head of Serviceand has the following responsibilities:

(i) Pension and Gratuities Policies;
(ii) Establishment matters (Rules & Regulations);
(iii) Labour and Trade Union Matters;
(iv) Salaries and Wages Matters;
(v) Condonations and Merging of Services;
(vi) Transfer of Service – Inter/Intra Cadre and service to service;
(vii) Service Career matters;
(viii) Scheduling of Parastatals;
(ix) Reinstatement other than of in-service/study leave trainees;
(x) National and State Councils on Establishments;
(xi) Central Records;
(xii) Gazette – Staff Matters;
(xiii) Public Service Negotiating Councils;
(xiv)Schemes of Service;
(xv) Departmental Selection Board/ Department Appointment Boards;
(xvi) Retirement Matters;
(xvii)Examination Board;
(xviii) Staff List;
(xix) Creation of New Departments in the service;
(fxx) Civil Service structure, organization and methods:
(xxi) Relationship with the following special bodies: Federal and State Civil Service.Commissions, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation

4.2 BUREAU OF TRAINING
The Bureau is headed by a Permanent Secretary who reports to the Head of Serviceand is responsible for the following matters:

(i) In-Service Training;
(ii) Study leave with or without pay and reinstatement thereof;
(iii) Skills Acquisition for Civil servants;
(iv) Civil Service Lectures;
(v) Training Matters (on the job);
(vi) Training of Chief Drivers/Allied Cadres for Proficiency Courses;
(vii) Compro Examination for clerical and Allied staff;
(viii) Civil Service Computer School;
(ix) Civil Service Academy;
(x) Relationship with Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) and other Management Development Institutions

4.3. BUREAU OF SERVICE WELFARE
The Bureau is headed by a Permanent Secretary who reports to the Head of Serviceand is responsible for the following matters:

(i) Government Staff Housing and other loan schemes for Civil Servants;
(ii) Allocation of Office Accommodation;
(iii) Service Welfare;
(iv) Burial rights of deceased civil servants;
(v) Allocation/Settlement of NITEL telephone bills and maintenance;
(vi) Civil Service Clinic;
(vii) Staff Bus Scheme;
(viii) Insurance for Civil Servants

4.4. BUREAU OF COMMON SERVICES/SERVICE MONITORING

The Bureau is headed by a Permanent Secretary who reports to the Head of Service and has the following responsibilities:

(i) Common services of the Office of the Head of Service;
(ii) Monitoring of the Public Service;
(iii) SERVICOM Coordinator;
(iv) Events Management for the Office of the Head of Service;
(v) Control and maintenance of common assets – Office of the Head of Service;
(vi) Media Relations – Service Monitor, Service scope etc;
(vii)Extracurricular activities for public servants

4.5. BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION
The Bureau is headed by a Permanent Secretary who reports to the Head of Serviceand is responsible for the following matters:

(i) General Personnel Matters of the Service;
(ii) Class control of pooled officers under the office of the Head of Service;
(iii) Passages;
(iv) Fostering professionalism among civil servants;
(v) Career development of all Senior Management staff (GL.13) and above;
(vi) Providing staff for newly established and ad-hoc Bodies

5. BUREAU OF BUDGET
The Bureau is headed by a Permanent Secretary who reports to the ExecutiveGovernor. The Bureau is assigned the following responsibilities:

(i) Preparation of Annual Budget of the State;
(ii) Budget Implementation guidelines;
(iii) Budget Monitoring;
(iv) Membership of Departmental Selection Boards and Departmental Appointment Boards.

6. ABIA STATE PLANNING COMMISSION
The Commission is headed by an Executive Secretary/Permanent Secretary who reports to the Executive Governor/Chairman. The Hon. Commissioner for Finance is the Deputy Chairman of the Commission. The Commission is assigned the following responsibilities:

(i) Preparation and control of the State Development Plans;
(ii) Monitoring and Evaluation of on-going projects in the Development Plans;
(iii) Project formulation and feasibility studies;
(iv) Registration and co-ordination of Consultancies;
(vi) Development of Economic Social Statistics for planning and development;
(vii) Data Bank and Information Management;
(viii) Registration of NGOs, CBOs etc;
(ix) National/State/Local Government Economic Empowerment DevelopmentStrategy;
(x) Secretariat for all Technical Aids;
(xi) Collection of analysis of statistical data on Natural/ Human and FinancialResources of the State;
(xii) Development and Technical Assistance

OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR GENERAL
The State Auditor-General is the head of the Department and has the following responsibilities:

(i) Audit of the accounts of Ministries/Non-Ministerial Departments;
(ii) Verification/certification of the State Accountant-General’s AnnualFinancial Statements;
(iii) Monitor and evaluate the audited Annual Accounts of State,Parastatals/Corporations and Government owned companies;
(iv) Registration of External Auditors;
(v) Verification of salaries

OFFICE OF THE AUDITR-GENERAL FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
The Auditor-General for Local Government is the Head of the Department. The Department has the following responsibilities:

(i) Audit of the Accounts of all the Local Governments in Abia State;
(ii) Audit of the Accounts of ail the Local Government Education Authorities in AbiaState;
(iii) Audit verification and certification of pension papers for Local Government staff;
(iv)Audit of the Local Government Pension Board;
(v) Audit of the 1% Training Fund of the Local Government Service Commission

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Chairman. The responsibilities of theCommission are:

(i) Appointments, Confirmations, and Promotions;
(ii) Transfer of service (inter cadre and inter service);
(iii) Secondment;
(iv) Discipline;
(v) Relationship with the Federal Civil Service Commission and other recruitmentAgencies

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE COMMISSION
The Permanent Secretary is the head of Administration and reports to the Chairman. The Commission has the following responsibilities:

(i) Appointments/ Promotions and Discipline of Unified Local Government staff;
(ii) Schemes of Service for Unified Local Government staff;
(iii) Creation of Departments in the Local Governments;
(iv) In-Service Training/study leave (with or without pay);
(v) Local Government Staff Pension Matters;
(vi) Deployment of Unified Local Government staff;
(vii) Supervision of Local Government Pensions Board

MDAs Activities and Functions in the State

11. BOARD OF INTERNAL REVENUE
The Board of Internal Revenue is headed by a Chairman who reports to theHon. Commissioner for Finance. The Board is assigned the following responsibilities:

(i) Development of New Sources of revenue;
(ii) Personal Income Taxes: (a) Pay-AS-You-Earn
(b) Direct Taxation;
(iii) Withholding Tax (Individuals);
(iv) Capital Gains Tax (Individuals);
(v) Stamp Duties;
(vi) Development Levy;
(vii) Motor Licensing;
(viii) Relationship with Joint Tax Board.

12. MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
The Solicitor-General/Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Attorney-General/Commissioner. The Ministry has the following responsibilities:

(i) Legal Advice to Government;
(ii) Law Reporting and Review;
(ill) Legal Drafting;
(iv) Civil Proceedings by or against the Government;
(v) Petition of Rights;
(vi) Corrective Punishment;
(vii) Administration of Justice (excluding the discharge by the Courts ofJudges and Magistrates);
(ix) The discharge by the Courts of the State of their judicial functions;
(viii) The administration of Estates;
(ix) Custody and authentication of Government White Papers;
(x) Supervision of Law Review Commission

13. MINISTRY OF FINANCE
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. Theresponsibilities assigned to the Ministry are as follows:

(i) Advising on Authorization of expenditure from the ConsolidatedRevenue Fund;
(ii) Making advances from contingencies fund of the State;
(iii) Relationship with Federal Agencies like Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission, Debt Management Office, Central Bank of Nigeria, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Federal Ministry ofFinance, etc.;
(iv) Policy Research and Analysis involving expenditure of publicfunds;
(v) Generation and collection of revenue for the State;
(vi) Custody, allocation and disbursement of Government Funds;
(vii) Advising the State Government on policy directives aimed atthe efficient allocation of the State’s financial resources;
(viii) Keeping government accounts and Banking;
(ix) Finance Policy;
(x) Financial Regulations;
(xi) Taxation (Policy);
(xii) Federation Accounts Allocation Committee Matters;
(xii) Licensing (Financial Aspects);
(xiii) Stamp duties;
(xiv) Loan Policy (including Mobilization of savings and DomesticCapital);
(xv) Management of the State domestic and external debts;
(xvi) Board of Survey;
(xvii) Money Lenders’ Law;
(xviii) Supervision of Board of Internal Revenue;
(xix) Supervision of Pools Betting/ Gaming, Lotteries, Lotto and Casinos;
(xx) Abia State Project Insurance Brokers;
(xxi) Ministry of Finance In-Corporated (MOFI);
(xxii) Annual General Meeting of Government owned Companies andLimited Liability Companies;
(xxiii) Production of State Annual Account;
(xxiv) Heads the Finance and General Purposes Committee (F & GPC);
(xxv) Treasury Operations

14. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. Theresponsibilities assigned to the Ministry are as follows:

(i) Conservation of soil and water resources;
(ii) Farm and farming policies;
(iii) Irrigation matters;
(iv) Animal Husbandry and distribution;
(v) Forestry and wild life exploitation;
(vi) Live-stock and Fisheries;
(vii) Animal health and veterinary services;
(viii) Food production and food security;
(ix) Development and control of Zoos;
(x) Procurement and distribution of farm inputs;
(xi) Horticulture;
(xii) Supervision of Agricultural Development Programme;
(xiii) Supervision of Abia Palm Limited;
(xiv) Supervision of Abia Rubber Company Limited;
(xv) Supervision of Abia Cashew Company Limited;
(xvi) Supervision of Abia Golden Chicken;
(xvii) Supervision of Abia Oil Palm Limited;
(xviii) Supervised Agricultural Credit Loans Board
(xix) Cash Crop Matters

15. MINISTRY OF WORKS
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows:

(i) State roads and bridges (construction and maintenance);
(ii) Regulation of traffic on State roads and bridges;
(iii) Road safety measures and control;
(iv) State Mechanical Maintenance Workshops/Foundry;
(v) Vehicle Inspection;
(vi) Air Strips and sea ports;
(vii) Infrastructural levies on transport, haulage and franchise;
(viii) Registration of contractors, auctioneers and renewal of licenses;
(ix) Construction and repair of sewage and drainage systems;
(x) Road Transport Policy;
(xi) Registration of Government Vehicles;
(xii) State Water-ways;
(xiii) Fire Service;
(xiv) Storage of explosives for road construction;
(xv) Supervision of Abia Transport Corporation;
(xvi) Supervision of Abia State Transport Manifest Scheme

16. MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows:

(i) Technology assessment, acquisition and adaptation;
(ii) Development and promotion of Information Communication Technology (ICT);
(iii) Information/ communication technology policy;
(iv) Development and promotion of scientific knowledge and research;
(v) Science and technology policy;
(vii) Relationship with focal/ national and international organizations on science and technology;
(vi) National and State Councils on Science and Technology;
(vii) Biotechnology and renewable energy;
(viii) Standardization of Scientific and technological laboratories;
(ix) Technology incubation;
(x) Control and promotion of technology-based Artisan groups;
(xi) Raw Material Research and Development;
(xii) Granting of permits for ICT-based business Centers;
(xiii) Management of Science and Technology Park

17. MINISTRY OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AND WATER SUPPLY
The Permanent Secretary reportsto the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows:

(i) Water supply in the State;
(ii) Electricity Supply in the State;
(iii) Electricity and Water Policy;
(iv) Electricity Workshop;
(v) Hydrological Surveys within the competence of the State;
(vi) Supervision of Water Board;
(vii) Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWATSA)

18. MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesssigned to the Ministry are as follows:-

(i) Industrial and Commercial Policy;
(ii) Industrial Feasibility Studies;
(iii) Industrial Promotion
(iv) State owned Hotels
(v) Small-Scale Industries Scheme;
(vi) Industrial Estates and Layouts;
(vii) Development of Local Products;
(viii) Trade Matters (including Trade Fairs Exhibition and Promotion);
(ix) Trade Promotions and Export Promotion Matters;
(x) Market Research and Commercial Feasibility;
(xi) Trade Information and Price Intelligence;
(xii) Commercial Projects/ including shopping centres and regional marketdevelopment;
(xiii) Market Associations and Chambers of Commerce;
(xiv) Registration of Business Premises^
(xv) Consumer Protection;
(xvi) School of Produce Inspection
(xvii) Supervision of Industries
(xviii) Representation on Boards of Government owned Companies.
(xix) Produce Inspection

19. MINISTRY OF LANDS SURVEY AND URBAN PLANNING
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows:-

(i) Development and Maintenance of Open Spaces;
(ii) State Lands;
(iii) Acquisition of lands for public purposes;
(iv) Registration of title to lands;
(v) Rent on lands for public purposes;
(vi) Acquisition of land by aliens;
(vii) Site Boards;
(viii) Mapping and Surveying
(ix) Technical support/advice on Boundary Matters;
(x) Administration of Land Use Decree;
(xi) Town and Country Planning;
(xii) Supervision of Open Spaces Development Commission
(xiii) Supervision of Umuahia Capital Development Authority;
(xiv) Supervision of Project Implementation Unit;
(xv) Supervision of Land Use and Allocation Committee

20. MINISTRY OF HEALTH
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows: –

(i) Hospitals and Health Institutions;
(ii) Supervision of Hospitals Management Board;
(ill) Supervision of Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH)
(iv) Public Health and disease control (including Medical & Dental);
(v) Preventive Medicine;
(vi) Supervision and Monitoring of Primary Health Care;
(vii) Mental Health;
(viii) Licensing and control of Patent Medicine Dealers;
(ix) Licensing and control of Private Health Institutions;
(x) Food and Drug administration;
(xi) Nursing Services and Training of Nurses and Midwives.

21. MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CHIEFTAINCY AFFAIRS
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows:

(i) Chieftaincy Matters;
(ii) Secretariat for the State Council of Traditional Rulers;
(iii) Co-ordinate Local Government Matters;
(iv) Local Government Joint Accounts Allocation Committee Matters;
(v) Licensing of places of worship for celebration of marriage;
(vi)Appraisal and monitoring Capital Projects of Local Governments;
(vii) Inter Local Government and Autonomous Community Matters;
(viii) Inter Local Government Boundary Problems and Adjustments.
(ix) Local Government Budget and Budgeting;
(x) Clearance/ supervision and monitoring appointments/ employments, promotions and transfers in the Local Government System;
(xi) Clearance/authorization of loans from Banks and other sources to Local Governments.

22. MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows:-

(i) Monitoring of Exploration and exploitation of Solid mineral deposits
(ii) Bulk storage and supply of petroleum products;
(iii) Monitoring of distribution of petroleum and petroleum products;
(iv) Quarry and mining matters;
(v) Enumeration, registration and control of filling stations and surface tanks;
(vi) Enumeration and documentation of oil wells;
(vii) Geological surveys and mapping;
(viii) Monitoring pipelines and spillages

23. MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows:

(i) Furnishing of Government Buildings and Quarters;
(ii) Rent Control/Housing Policy;
(iii) Valuation of Government Buildings;
(iv) Valuation and rent of private buildings for government purposes;
(v)Construction and maintenance of Government buildings and quarters;
(vii) Supervision of Housing Corporation;
(v) Quantity Survey;
(vi) Architectural designs

24. MINISTRY OF WOMEN AFFAIRS
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilities assigned to the Ministry are as follows:-

(i) Women and Children’s Welfare;
(ii) Children’s Law;
(iii) Youth Development Centers;
(iv) Youth Day Celebrations;
(v) Young Persons Law;
(vii) Youth Rallies;
(viii) National Youth Service Corps (NYSC);
(ix) Registration of Youth Organizations;
(x) Youth Employment Generation.

25. MINISTRY OF SPORTS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows:

(i) Social Welfare Matters;
(ii) Welfare of the Blind and Disabled;
(in) Matters relating to Welfare in the Prisons;
(iv) Registration of Social Organizations;
(v) Establishment and Maintenance of Remand homes;
(vi) Supervision of Abia State Sports Council;
(vii) Supervision of Enyimba International Football Club;
(viii) Fostering and Adoption;
(ix) Nigerian Legion matters;
(x) Promotion of sports and sporting activities in the State;
(xi)Abia State Sports Institute;
(xii) Supervision of Abia Warriors Football Club;
(xiii) Inter-Ministerial Sports;
(xiv) Control and Management of Stadia

26. MINISTRY OF POVERTY ALLEVIATION AND COOPERATIVES
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows:

(i) Liaison with CBOs, NGOs on poverty reduction matters;
(ii) Registration and management of cooperative societies and cooperative matters;
(iii) Enunciation of rural development programmes;
(iv) Community development matters;
(v) Micro-Credit facilities

27. MINISTRY OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows:

(i) Juvenile delinquency matters;
(ii) Youth Organization and Development;
(xiv) Supervision of Scholarship Board;
(xv) Students Advisory Committee and private students overseas;
(xvi) Extra-Mural Studies;
(xvii) Examinations and registrations;
(xviii) Textbooks Development and review;
(xix) Schools Services and Supplies;
(xx) Supervision of Abia State University;
(xxi) Education Centres for educational disadvantaged Areas;
(xxii) Supervision of Abia State Polytechnic;
(xxiii) Supervision of Abia State Library Board;
(xxiv) Supervision of College of Education Technical

28. MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, CULTURE AND TOURISM
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows:

(i) Dissemination of information on Government Policies, Programmes andactivities;
(ii) Supervision of Abia Newspapers Corporation;
(iii) Film and public enlightenment;
(iv) Publication of Government documents;
(v) Registration and Control of video viewing centers;
(vi) Publication of Abia State Gazette;
(vii) Registration of Hospitality Industries;
(viii) State Government Archives;
(ix) Supervision of Government Press;
(x) Cultural Affairs;
(xi) Supervision of Abia State Arts Council;
(xii) Development of Traditional arts;
(xiii) Preservation of artifacts;
(xiv) Promotion of Tourism and Tourism matters;
(xv) Supervision of Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State
(iii) Sensitization of Women;
(iv) National Council for Women Societies;
(v) National and International Women Day celebration;
(vi) Skills Acquisition.

29. MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID MINERALS DEVELOPMENT 
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows:”,

(i) Environmental Conservation;
(ii) Solid Waste Management
(iii) Environmental Assessment;
(iv) Erosion/ Flood and Coastal Zone Management;
(v) Afore station and wild Life Preservation;
(vi) Pollution control and Environmental Health;

(vii) Monitoring of Exploration and exploitation of Solid mineral deposits

30. MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows:

(i) Education Policy and Standards;
(ii) Curriculum Development;
(iii) Physical structure and facilities for formal learning;
(iv) Supervision of Secondary Education Management Board;
(v) Supervision of Abia State Universal Basic Education Board;
(vi) Bursary Award;
(vii) Special Education;
(viii) Adult Education;
(ix) Teachers Training;
(x) Educational Inspection and Research, Planning and Development;
(xi) Technical Education;
(xii) Business and Vocational Education and Guidance and Counseling;
(xiii) Physical Education in Schools;
(xiii) Co-ordination of Government Courier services and Diplomatic Mails;
(xiv) Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps and Volunteers Matters;
(xv) Federal and States Security Administrators Meeting Matters

31. MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID MINERALS DEVELOPMENT 
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner, The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows:'”

(i) Environmental Conservation;
(ii) Solid Waste Management
(iii) Environmental Assessment;
(iv) Erosion, Flood and Coastal Zone Management;
(v) Aforestation and wild Life Preservation;
(vi) Pollution control and Environmental Health;

(vii) Monitoring of Exploration and exploitation of Solid mineral deposits

32. MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
The Permanent Secretary reports to the Hon. Commissioner. The responsibilitiesassigned to the Ministry are as follows;

(i) Education Policy and Standards;
(ii) Curriculum Development;
(iii) Physical structure and facilities for formal learning;
(iv) Supervision of Secondary Education Management Board;
(v) Supervision of Abia State Universal Basic Education Board;
(vi) Bursary Award;
(vii) Special Education;
(viii) Adult Education;
(ix) Teachers Training;
(x) Educational Inspection and Research, Planning and Development;
(xi) Technical Education;
(xii) Business and Vocational Education and Guidance and Counseling;
(xiii) Physical Education in Schools;