The Historical Background

The Ministry started as a Computer Department under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Osun State. It was later carved out as Bureau of Computer Services and Information Technology under the Administration of Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola in 2005. There were only two departments in the BCSIT viz. Operations Department and Finance & Administration Department. The major function of BCSIT was procurement, installation and maintenance of all ICT infrastructures and overseeing of all Government ICT related activities at both State and Local Government level.

In the year 2013, the executive governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola upgraded the BCSIT to the status of a ministry as Ministry of Innovation Science and Technology with a view of making the State of Osun an ICT hub of the Western States of Nigeria.

The Administration identified the utilization of technology to effectively manage the challenges of improving government service delivery and ensure economic and social development. It is on record that this Ministry had since its creation been providing professional Information Communication Technology services to the Civil Service and the public at large.

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The Vision

Automation of Business Processes across MDAs
To coordinate, engineer and oversee ICT projects in the state MDA
Collaboration with other agencies for effective service delivery
Effective coordination of ICT projects
Provision of hardware, software and other logistic for enhance service delivery
Collaborate with stakeholders within the emerging Oyo ICT Ecosystem to provide and enabling environment for the creation of knowledge driven jobs.
To use ICT to pilot all government operations so as to encourage paperless or electronic communication across MDAs.
To create and maintain a dynamic and active website with feedback mechanism for the State.

Our Mission

To employ Science and Technology in all activities towards improving the quality of life of the citizenry, through strategic and co-ordinated utilization of available resources into a developed industrial, and modern State of international stature. To use ICT to improve efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery and transparency in government; To support and modernize the processes of Education and learning; To facilitate affordable access to ICT products and services to the citizens of the state in order to enhance their quality of life and business.

Departments

Ministry innovation, science and techbology comprises of six (6) departments

Administration and Supplies

Administration and Supplies Department deals with staff matters, general administration and maintenance, procurement matters, stores and training general.

Finance and Accounts

prepares and manages the general accounts (revenue and expenditure) and Finances of the Ministry.

Management Info System

MIS department handles the introduction and implementation of new technologies for critical services in some MDAs such as the Ministries of Education, Land and Physical Planning.

Innovation & Science

Innovation and Science department implements policies on Science and Innovations in Science and Technology.

Planning,Research & Stats

handles matters relating to Budget issues and activities, data collection and outreach to external agencies and proposals for implementation of programs and projects.

Technology

Technology  Department  initiates policies on the acquisition and use of ICT infrastructures for the State Unified Service.