Office Of The Honorable Minister

All Ministries of the Federal Government statutorily has the Office of the Honorable Minister. The Minister is the Chief Executive and the Political Head of the Ministry.

Responsibilities of the Honorable Minister of Interior

The Federal Executive Council meeting (EC 18 (07)4) of May 2007 approved the Responsibilities of the Honorable Minister and Honorable Minister of State as detailed out below:

  • Providing political leadership to the Ministry in line with Government objectives towards the attainment of its goals;
  • Providing overall guidance in the formulation and implementation of policies necessary for the realization of the mandate of the Ministry;
  • Presiding over the Civil Defense, Immigration, oversight and coordinate the activities of other relevant security/safety organs to ensure that they are in harmony and supportive of the Ministry’s overall mandate;
  • Providing oversight for the Fire, Immigration, Civil Defense and Prisons Services Pension Scheme to ensure full compliance with all statutory rules and regulations and the provision of quality service as intended for the beneficiaries;
  • Ratifying the decision of the Ministerial Tenders Board to ensure full compliance with statutory rules and regulations;

Providing oversight for the following agencies/responsibilities:

  • Nigeria Police Force
  • Nigeria Prisons Service
  • Nigeria Immigration Service
  • Federal Fire Service
  • Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps
  • Citizenship Matters
  • Repatriation and Deportation
  • Immigration and Emigration
  • Passport and other travel documents
  • Consular and Visa matters
  • Registration and the movement of Aliens in Nigeria
  • Expatriate Quota Matters
  • Permit for foreign participation in business
  • Matters relating to the Civil Defense, Immigration, Fire and Prisons Services Board; and
  • Matters relating to Fire, Immigration, Civil Defense and Prisons Pension Office;
  • Ensuring the implementation of Treaties; and
  • Initiating and presenting Memoranda at the Federal Executive Council.

Public Holidays

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27Mar 2018

The Federal Government has declared Monday 1st October, 2018 Public Holiday to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary. Read More

27Mar 2018

The Federal Government has declares Friday as Work-Free Day Read More

10May 2018

Federal government declares Monday, 2nd October, 2017 public holiday to mark 57th Independence Anniversary Read More

14Jun 2018

Federal government declares Monday, 2nd October, 2017 public holiday to mark 57th Independence Anniversary Read More

6Jul 2018

Federal government declares Monday, 2nd October, 2017 public holiday to mark 57th Independence Anniversary Read More