Parastatals Department


There are four (4) Parastatals under the purview of Special Duties Office (OSGF). These Parastatals fall within the supervision of Department of Parastatals. The Parastatals are:

  • National Lottery Regulatory Commission
  • National Lottery Fund
  • Nigeria National Merit Award
  • National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons

National Lottery Regulatory Commission

  • The Commission was set up by an Act in 2005
  • Responsible for regulating Lottery business in Nigeria

Functions of National Lottery Trust Fund

As provided under Section 42 of the Act, the functions of the Trust Fund are:

  • Receive and credit into its account, all monies payable into the Trust Fund under this Act;
  • Make all disbursements required to be made out of the Trust Fund under this Act;
  • In collaboration with relevant agencies and bodies implement or facilitate the implementation of any project approved by the President on recommendations of the Board of Trustees (BoT);
  • Carry out other activities as are necessary or expedient to ensure the effective performance of its functions under this Act.

Nigeria National Merit Award (NNMA)

  • The agency was set up to identify Nigerians who have excelled in their chosen field of work in life especially those who have exceled in the field of Science and Technology, Medicine, humanity, Art and Culture
  • The agency confer identified Nigerians with Nigeria National Order of Merit (NNOM) subject to the approval of Mr. President
  • The NNMA carries out its functions through a team of Assessors

National Commission of Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons 

  • The Commission is responsible for all Refugee matter in Nigeria
  • The Federal Government has given the Commission additional responsibilities on Migration and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)