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Agency Responsibilities

Welcome to the Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Area Development Commission (EDSOGPADEC). As a statutory body mandated to oversee the development of oil and gas producing communities within Edo State, we have a range of responsibilities aimed at promoting sustainable growth, empowerment, and environmental stewardship. Below are the key areas of our agency responsibilities:

1. Community Development

EDSOGPADEC is tasked with spearheading community development initiatives in oil and gas producing areas. This includes identifying priority needs, implementing development projects, and facilitating programs to improve infrastructure, healthcare, education, and basic amenities to enhance the quality of life for residents.

2. Socio-Economic Empowerment

We are committed to empowering residents of oil and gas producing communities through skills acquisition, capacity building, and entrepreneurship programs. By providing training, access to resources, and support services, we aim to enhance economic opportunities, reduce poverty, and foster self-reliance among community members.

3. Environmental Protection

EDSOGPADEC recognizes the importance of environmental sustainability in the oil and gas industry. We work to mitigate the environmental impact of oil and gas operations by implementing measures to reduce pollution, protect natural habitats, and promote sustainable practices in resource extraction and utilization.

4. Infrastructure Development

One of our primary responsibilities is to invest in critical infrastructure to support the socio-economic development of oil and gas producing communities. This includes the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, water supply systems, electricity infrastructure, healthcare facilities, schools, and other essential amenities necessary for community well-being and economic growth.

5. Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

We are committed to promoting peace, stability, and social cohesion in oil and gas producing areas. EDSOGAPDEC facilitates dialogue, mediation, and conflict resolution mechanisms to address disputes, promote understanding, and build consensus among stakeholders to ensure a conducive environment for development and investment.

6. Advocacy and Policy Engagement

As advocates for the rights and interests of oil and gas producing communities, EDSOGPADEC engages with policymakers, government agencies, industry stakeholders, and civil society organizations to advocate for policies, laws, and regulations that promote the welfare, empowerment, and sustainable development of oil and gas producing areas.

7. Monitoring and Evaluation

To ensure the effectiveness and impact of our initiatives, EDSOGPADEC conducts regular monitoring and evaluation of projects and programs. This includes assessing progress, identifying challenges, collecting feedback from stakeholders, and making necessary adjustments to improve outcomes and maximize the benefits to communities.

S/NNamePositionLinkedIn ProfileOfficial Phone NoOfficial Email Address
1Toritseju OnaiwuPermanent Secretary
2Stella Okunseh UwoghirenHead Internal Audit
3Omoigui GodwinDirector Corporate Legal Services
4Engr. Ehimhen Henshaw OmonDirector of Strategy, Planning and Performance
5Charles U. EgharevbaDirector of Human Capital Development
6Ainakhu Bonita-IkhionotseDirector of Finance Accounts
7Agie KingsleyDirector Corporate Legal Services
8Adun Osagioduwa EmmanuelDirector of Strategy, Planning and Performance