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‚Äôs 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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10May 2021

FG DECLARES WEDNESDAY 12TH, THURSDAY 13TH MAY, 2021 AS PUBLIC HOLIDAYS TO MARK EIDUL-FITR CELEBRATION Read More

29Apr 2021

FG DECLARES MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021 PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK 2021 WORKERS DAY CELEBRATION Read More

23Dec 2020

FG DECLARES 25TH, 28TH DECEMBER 2020 AND 1ST JANUARY 2021 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Read More

26Oct 2020

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS DECLARED THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020 AS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK THE EIDUL-MAWLID Read More

29Sep 2020

FG DECLARES THURSDAY OCTOBER 1, PUBLIC HOLIDAY Read More