The State’s Ministry Of Women Affairs Vision statements, Mission statements and Objectives.

Our Vision

The vision of the Ministry of Women Affairs is to provide an enabling environment where the rights to survival, protection and development of the people, most especially the most vulnerable groups, as well as their empowerment to participate in the benefits from the socio-economic, development processes are enhanced.

Our Mission

Collaborating with relevant stakeholders towards ensuring gender mainstreaming in policy formation, planning and budgeting process to achieve the rights of survival, protection, development and participation of the vulnerable groups i.e. women, children, aged people, people with disabilities and less privileged to achieve the millennium development goals.

Our Objectives

  • To promote and improve on the rights and wellbeing of women, children, the aged people with disabilities, destitute and the less privileged.
  • Capacity building and empowerment of women.
  • Enhance socio-economic growth and reduction of poverty through community development initiatives, improved social welfare activities and job creation.
  • Work force development and improved Administrative processes i.e child adoption, adjudication of cases involving children, Repatriation and reintegration services.

Presently, the Ministry operates through eight (8) departments, so as to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in carrying out her mandate. These include:

  • Women Programme Department
  • Social Welfare Department
  • Child Welfare Department
  • Community Development Department
  • Poverty Alleviation Department
  • Finance and Accounts Department
  • Administration and Supply Department
  • Planning Research and Statistics.

And there are Zonal Offices and Women training centre in Ibadan, Oyo, Ogbomoso and Saki.


SWO               –  Social Welfare Officer

ASWO             –  Assistant Social Welfare Officer

IRE                   –  Integrated Rural Enhancement

PSC                 –   Project Support Communication

CDO               –   Community Development Officer

CDI                  –  Community Development Inspector

SH                   –   Self Help


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