Ministry of Information & Strategy

VISION STATEMENT : To excellently project the image of Lagos State within and beyond Nigeria

MISSION STATEMENT : To disseminate information efficiently and effectively among all Stakeholders in Lagos State by a professionalised, motivated and disciplined workforce

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When the newly created Lagos State took-off administratively in April 1968, the Office of the Secretary to the Government was saddled with the responsibilities of managing cabinet matters, security, establishments, home affairs, and information. As the business of governance became more complex, the responsibility of information service was transferred to the military Governor’s office. In essence, the ministry evolved from the Office of the Secretary to the Military Government. It eventually became a full-fledged Ministry of Information and Tourism with Mr. Mumin Adio Badmus as the first Commissioner. The Ministry of Information was established in April 1971 as a distinct organ located in Victoria Island to perform the task of government’s communication with the people and the press.

CHANGING MINISTERIAL NOMENCLATURE [1971-TILL DATE]

Ministry of Information and Tourism under Brig. Gen. Mobolaji Johnson
Ministry of Information and tourism under Late Captain Adekunle Lawal
Ministry of Information and tourism under Cmdr. Ndubusi kanu
Publicity Department, Governor’s Office under Alhaji Lateef Jakande
Ministry of Information, Social Development, Youth, Sports, and Culture under Air Cmdr. Gbolahan Mudashiru
Ministry of Information and Culture under Navy Captain Mike Akhigbe
Ministry of Information and Culture under Col. Raji Rasaki
Bureau of Information under Sir Micheal Agbolade Otedola
Ministry of Information, Culture and Sports, under Col. Olagunsoye Oyinlola
Ministry of Information, Culture and Sports under Col. Mohammed Buba Marwa
Ministry of Information and Strategy under Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Ministry of Information and Strategy under Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola
Ministry of Information and Strategy under Mr. Akinwumi Ambode

STATUTORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Publicity and Mass Media
Public Relation of Government
Registration of newspapers \ magazines
Archives matters
Publishing and Advertising
Management of Information on the website of the Lagos State Government.

The Ministry of Information & Strategy before now had four departments which included:

Public Enlightenment
Information Production
Press & Public Relations
Finance & Administration

In November 2015 under the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, via LASG circular No.141 dated 9th November, 2015 there was a restructuring and reorganization of the Ministry which changed some of the names of the existing departments, created an additional department and changed the nomenclature of the Officers in the Ministry. With this development, all the officers in the Ministry who were formally called “Information Officers” now changed to “Public Affairs Officers”. While the departments now have the following names:

Public Enlightenment & Community Relations
Information Production
ICT/Social Media (New)
Public Affairs Department (Formally called Press and Public Relations)
Administration/Human Resources (Formally called Finance& Admin.)