Public Affairs


The Department has two Divisions, namely, Programme and Administration. The Department is headed by a Deputy Director and 11 other staff.


The Main functions of the Division are:-

  • Participate in Nigeria-Niger Joint Commission Meetings and served as secretariat to NNJC Local Bilateral Committees Meetings of the Seven Frontline States with Niger Republic.
  • Participate in other joint Commission Meetings having bilateral ties/relations with Nigeria, such as Nigeria and Cameroon, Chad, Benin, Equatorial Guinea e.t.c.
  • Liaise and maintain an effective relationship with relevant Federal Ministries and Extra-Ministerial Departments (MDA's) whose functions affect the Nigeria Public politically such as the National Boundary Commission, National Commission for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, INEC.
  • Liaise with the National Assembly and other Government Agencies on political issues affecting the Nigeria public.
  • Participate in the implementation of Joint Commission Project/Activities with neighboring countries.
  • Prepare and Collate the Annual Budget for the Political Affairs Office.
  • Monitor National Political events that affect the public in Nigeria in collaboration with other relevant Government Agencies.
  • Provides Secretariat Service for all SGF meetings on Political Matters.

The Schedule of the Division includes the following:-

  • Serve as Secretariat of both the Top Management and General Meetings of the Political and Economic Affairs Office.
  • Handle issues of staff Welfare, Discipline and Promotion; it collates information and data on all staff of P&EAO.
  • Liaise with the Permanent Secretary's Office and coordinate the activities of the Political and Economic Affairs Office
  • Processes Training needs for all staff of P&EAO.
  • Maintain an effective Political and Economic Affairs Office Registry.
  • Carryout any other ad-hoc duty/assignment that may be assigned.