Who we are
Ondo State Environmental Protection Agency
OSEPA is the environmental regulator for Ondo State code-named “the watch dog of the State environment”. The Agency was created in line with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Section 11, 20 which States that “The State shall protect and improve the environment and safeguard the water, air, land, forest and wildlife of Nigeria”. The agency is also an offshoot of Ondo State Environmental Protection Agency Law 1993.
The main objective of the Agency is to protect and improve the environment. The Agency is to achieve this by working closely with public and private organizations, industries, business and non-governmental organization to achieve compliances by providing technical/ professional assistance to combat the myriad of environmental challenges within the State. The Agency will research into the quality of all water bodies in the State and establish a baseline data for references as well as carry out regular monitoring of the quality of underground, surface and potable water for public health safety.CONTACT US
What We Do
Our Success StoryOur Vision Our Mission Our Mandates Our Objectives Our Strategies Action Plan
To develop appropriate technologies for the creation of a sustainable environment.
To formulate enduring environmental strategies for the protection, preservation and restoration of the State’s eco-system as well as monitoring and mitigating pollution impacts.
Our Mandate 1:
We have the mandate of providing a conducive environment where people live in harmony with diverse and healthy natural systems, appreciate and enjoy our natural resources, work together responsibly to reduce waste and risk to human health and the environment and prosper without significant degradation of natural systems.
Our Mandate 2:
We are committed to maintaining a sustainable environment where people breathe clean air, drink clean water, eat safe food and live a healthy lifestyle.
Our Mandate 3:
We exist to providing a healthy, clean, and well protected environment that supports a sustainable society and economy.
To encourage a productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment
To promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and the health welfare of Ondo State people in general
To enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to Ondo State
To ensure the compliance of any development project with Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), State planning permits and regulations guiding development
To prepare, or cause to be prepared by contract, an environmental impact statement on any major action it proposes or approves which may have a significant effect on the environment
To carry out such other activities as are necessary and expedient for the full discharge of the functions of the Agency under this Law
To deploy technology for the monitoring of environmental parameters i.e. air quality, clean water etc
To enforce compliance with environmental laws, regulations and guidelines by the industries
To reduce plastic pollution by encouraging re-use, refusal and recycling
To make available emergency phone lines for public complaints and reporting
Develop Policy guidelines for control of Noise pollution
Aggressive Sensitization and Advocacy via Stakeholders Engagement and use of the media
To create sampling points for periodic baseline data acquisition and monitoring across the State
To establish an environmental data bank for reference information and evaluation
To register and monitor chemical storage facilities across the State
Stakeholders engagement [February, 2022]- SEPA MGT
Collaborate with other State Environmental Protection Agencies [February, 2022]- SEPA MGT
Collaborate with the private sector to actualize the objectives of ODSEPA - SEPA MGT
Aggressive Sensitization and Advocacy through the use of media platforms [All year round] -Admin
Periodic engagement with environmental consultants with a view to getting their buy-in- SEPA MGT
Provision of three emergency phone lines for public complaints and reporting- SEPA MGT
Aggressive Monitoring and Enforcement activities [All year Round]- M&C, SEPA
Creation and Management of Environmental Data Bank [All year round] – R&D, SEPA
Registration of Chemical Storage facilities [All year round] –Pollution Control, SEPA
Declaration of Low-Emission Zones across the State [June, 2022]- SEPA MGT
CAP50, Section 5[a]&[b] of the 1993 SEPA Law empowers the Agency to seek funding/grants from both internal and external sources
For a Safe & Secure Environment
Become a Volunteer
Join us to ensuring the safety of our environment; a safe and secure environment is what we are after and we need you to achieve this
Donate to support flood victims, polluted areas restoration, wild life management, tree planting etc
Show some love; join us to stop gas flaring, carbon emission, cleaner water, pollution free environment
We clear waterways, recycle dunghills, manage composts, all for which fund raising is vital to actualize