The Ministry was originally known as Ministry of Information, Youths, Sports and Culture. A law was later passed and the edict No 10 of 2003 was assented to on the 12th day of September, 2003 by the then Executive Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja. The State Government later abolished the erstwhile Ministry and the nomenclature was changed to the Ministry of Information and Culture.

Our Vision

A well Informed, Enlightened, Understood and Appreciated Oyo State by the entire world to the benefit of government and the citizens.

Our Mission

To be the number one Information, Communication & Engagement Service Provider and Cultural Tourism promoter in, on and about Oyo State.

Our Objectives

  • Ensure a high Communication and Awareness level for better understanding and appreciation of the agenda, direction, initiatives and policies of the government.
  • Create, implement and sustain interface, engagement and experiential platforms between Government and its various targets/stakeholders.
  • Identify, Package and Promote the Cultural-Tourism potentials of Oyo State with an income generation motive.
  • Proactively manage the image and reputation of the Governor/Government to neutralize the activities of “advocates”.


Social Media Platforms:

  • Facebook page: @oyoinformation
  • Twitter handle: @oysgmict
  • Instagram handle: @oyoinformation



The present administration under the leadership of Senator Abiola Ajimobi changed the name of the Ministry to “Ministry of Information and Orientation’’ during its first tenure between 2011 to 2015.

In the year 2015, when Governor Ajimobi was re-elected as the Governor of Oyo State, he restructured the Civil Service of Oyo State by pruning down the number of Ministries.  The Ministry’s name was then changed to the “Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism”.

The Ministry has the mandate for the supervision of the following parastatals;

  • Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State.
  • Oyo State Government Printing Press.
  • Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture.
  • Any other parastatal or agency that may be brought under its supervision by the government.





Dr. Bashir Abiodun Olanrewaju

Permanent Secretary


Mrs. E. F. Fashona

Director, Admin and Supply

Mr. G.A. Alade

Director, Culture;

Mr. A.R. Babalola

Director, Press & Public Relations

Mr. S.O. Ayoade

Director, Public &Grassroot Enlightenment

Mr. J.B. Ajibike

Director, Planning Research & Statistics


Mr. A.M. Salau

Director, Finance & Accounts

Mrs. M.A. Agboola

Director, Tourism


Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism currently has seven (7) directorates, namely;

  • Directorate of Press and Public Relations.
  • Directorate of Public and Grassroots Enlightenment.
  • Directorate of Planning Research and Statistics.
  • Directorate of Administration and Supply.
  • Directorate of Finance and Accounts.
  • Directorate of Culture.
  • Directorate of Tourism.

Parastatals under the Ministry’s supervision are:

  • Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State;
  • Oyo State Government Press;
  • Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture;
  • Oyo State Tourism Board.


  • Operational Restructuring for Efficiency.
  • Establishment of a Digital Media Unit for Increased on – line presence.
  • Establishment of a Media Monitoring Unit to keep a close tab and keen eye on media reportage about the State Government.
  • Establishment of a Citizens Feedback platform as a Customer service Centre.


  • Establishment of Pacesetter Tourism as an Edu – Tourism initiative on the many firsts in the state.
  • Promotion of the local textile (Aso Ofi) through the ASO OFI DAY and Establishment of the Aso Ofi International Market.
  • Promotion of the local and staple food of the state through the Amala Fiesta to boost and promote the Agricultural value chain, Business and Food tourism.
  • Establishment of the Oyo – Brazil tourism axis.
  • Establishment of Ironsi – Fajuyi Memorial Park.
  • Establishment of the Oyo State Mini Museum and Hall of Fame.
  • Celebration of the 2017 World Culture Day.





Mr. Toye Arulogun

Honourable Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism.


Mr. Tunde Muraina

S.A to His Excellency on e-media.

Ministry’s Email



  • Construction of Oyo State Archives and Record Management Centre.
  • Construction of Aso Ofi International Tourism Market, Iseyin.
  • Construction of Ironsi/Fajuyi Memorial Park.
  • Construction of the Oyo State Mini Museum and Hall of Fame.

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