Community Welfare

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Community Welfare

The Community Welfare Department consists of two major divisions:  (a) Social Services (Health and Education)  (b) Community Relations & Mobilization/Advocacy.



The Education support division of the Welfare Department is saddled with the responsibilities of coordinating all education support programmes designed to complement the State Government efforts to uplift the standard of education in the Oil Producing Areas of the State.  The department;

  • organizes Inter-School competitions and debate among secondary schools in the mandate areas;
  • co-ordinates in the recruitment and monitoring of special teachers;
  • co-ordinates the Commission Scholarship/Bursary Awards to students of the mandate area in tertiary institutions of learning;
  • assist in organizing summer class to encourage good reading habit among students; and
  • Co-ordinates the procurement of Science equipment to schools.
  • Co-ordinates the supply of recommended textbooks to primary and secondary schools in the mandate areas.


The Commission in its attempt to immensely contribute its quota to the health sector of the state put in place free health services to people in its mandate.  These community intervention health programmes are designed with a view to restoring and rehabilitating the health status of people in order to be socio-economically productive for the betterment of the oil producing areas of the state.

The following are the programmes of the department in respect of the Health enhancement scheme of the Commission

  • organizing Awareness Campaign on Transmission, Control Prevention and Management of HIV/AIDS in partnership with Ondo State Action Committee on AIDS(ODSACA);
  • Assist in organizing and coordinating Health Enhancement Scheme;

-Screening and Treatment of Eye related Diseases, Donation of Eye Glasses and Eye Surgery;

-Mass Surgery in serious and common ailments

(iii)       Coordinating the Procurement and Donation of Drugs and Medical Equipment to health Centers in the mandate areas;

  • Organizing and coordinating Malaria Treatment and Prevention Initiative Programme;
  • Co-ordination the Screening and Treatment of High Blood Pressure and Diabetes;
  • To carry out Child Survival Initiative Programme;
  • Intervention in the Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Primary School children and provision of Iron supplementation;
  • Co-coordinating and supply of First Aids Boxes to primary and secondary schools in the Commission and mandate areas;
  • Assist in the recruitment and monitoring of health workers.

Except for medical assistance provided to some medically challenged people, much was not achieved in the area of Health Intervention Programme from 2009 to date due to paucity of funds.



Stakeholders fora, Community Enlightenment and Advocacy, Communal Development Intervention, Peace Initiative and Emergency and Rapid Response Initiatives are programmes aimed at ensuring peace in the mandate area.  Community participation and ownership of projects/programmes area also components of Community relations activities.  It also liaise with Oil Associations, Oil Companies and other stakeholders to ensure a healthy communal-relation and hitch-free dealing in the interest of all parties.

Meanwhile, through the stakeholders fora, advocacy and public enlightment programmes, the Commission has made possible;

  • Community participation on projects location and monitoring.
  • Peaceful co-existence amongst communities in these areas
  • Prompt response to the requests/plights of the communities in case of
  • Cordial relationship among the Oil association with Oil companies  operating in the area