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Ministry of Home Affairs – Lagos State Government

Ministry of Home Affairs

Mission :Execution of Holy Pilgrimages and nipping Religious Crises in the bud through Effective Service Delivery, Mediation and Public Enlightenment.

Vision : To be an outstanding Ministry with Focus on Maintaining Harmonious Relationship among Diverse Religious groups for Peaceful Co-existence in the State.

Historical Background of Ministry of Home Affairs

Lagos State Ministry of Home Affairs has undergone various stages of development and restructuring both in nomenclature and responsibility since inception in 1979.

The Ministry was created under Governor Lateef Jakande’s administration and it was tagged Office of Home Affairs, Lottery and Pools Betting. Later during Navy Capt. Mike Akhigbe administration, the Office was changed to a full fledged Ministry called the Ministry of Home Affairs and Tourism with Mr. Franklin Adejuwon as the First Honourable Commissioner.
It was later reverted to the Office of Home Affairs during the tenure of Col. Alagbe Raji Rasaki.
In 1999, the Office of Home Affairs regained its ministerial status as Governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration renamed it as the Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture under the Honourable Commissioner Musiliu Obanikoro.

In 2015, the Ministry was rechristened Ministry of Home Affairs by His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, with her hitherto responsibilities and supervision of Council for Art and of Culture reassigned to erstwhile Ministry of Tourism now known as Ministry of Tourism, Arts &Culture and the Fire Service merged with the Ministry of Special Duties.

Departments / Units
The Ministry is made up of 4 Departments, 2 Agencies and 5 Units.
Administration and Human Resource Department
Religious Matters Department

Special Services Department
Accounts Department
Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board
Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board
Information Technology Unit
Procurement Unit,
Planning Research and Statistic Unit
Public Affairs Unit
Internal Audit Unit

Contact/ Address/ Location/ Phone Number
Ministry of Home Affairs
Block 7, The Secretariat,
Alausa, Ikeja.
Ground Floor – 2nd Floor
Enquiries: 08061369280, 08033051794, 08023035934, 08023392674 & 08023016512
Agencies / Address:-

i. Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Old Secretariat, Ikeja.

ii.Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Old Secretariat, Ikeja.