Responsibilities: Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources

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The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources formerly Office of the Special Adviser on Mineral Resources Development was created in July 2011 in a move aimed at developing capacity to attend to the power needs of residents and explore the hydrocarbon, oil and gas potentials as well as other mineral resources of the State.

  • The Ministry has an overall responsibility of strategizing, promoting and developing sustainable policies for energy planning to ensure availability of reliable energy for all residents in Lagos State as well as making Lagos State an investment destination using available mineral resources {solid, liquid and gas} as catalyst.
  • It also assist in creating enabling environment for would be private investors who are willing to participate in the exploration and exploitation of minerals in Lagos State as well as collate available data on minerals and their locations.
  • The Ministry regulates sand dealing activities in the State with the issuance of operational permit to persons, corporation, partnership or body involved in sand dealing in the State as well as monitor any mining related project in the State especially sea dredging, land reclamation and quarrying in conjunction with other relevant government agencies.

The Ministry has the following core departments and Units

  1. Power
  2. Geological Services
  3. Oil and Gas
  4. Solid Minerals
  5. Other supporting departments and units are:
  6. Administration & Human Resources
  7. Accounts
  8. Planning Research and Statistics Unit
  9. Public Affairs Unit
  10. Audit
  11. ICT Unit
  12. Procurement Unit

The Ministry also supervises the Lagos State Electricity Board with office in Old Secretariat. Ikeja