Chris U. Omorere (Jp)

 PROFILE OF MR. CHRIS U. OMORERE, (JP)

Born on 22nd September, 1964 in Benin City, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, Christopher Uyi Omorere, (JP) attended Oliha Primary School, Benin City, from 1970 – 1975. He proceeded to Edo College, Benin City, for the West African School Certificate (WASC/GCE, O/L) from 1975 – 1980, and sat for the Higher School Certificate (HSC/GCE, A/L) in the same school from 1980 – 1982. He attended the University of Benin, Benin City, from 1983 – 1986, and graduated with a Second Class Upper Honours Division in Political Science & Public Administration. He proceeded for the mandatory National Youth Service Corps programme in Cross River State in 1987.

In 1989, Chris was offered an appointment into the then Bendel State Civil Service, and deployed to the then Legislative Unit of the Military Governor’s Office, as Clerk Assistant, Grade II, (GL 08). Upon his success in the ASCON Examination in 1989, he was converted into the Administrative Officer’s Cadre. With the creation of Delta State out of the then Bendel State in 1991, Mr. Omorere became one of the pioneer Legislative Officers in the Edo State House of Assembly, where he served till 1993 when the Third Republic was sacked in a military coup d’etat.

Between January 1994 and April 1997, Chris served in the Directorate of Cabinet & Political Matters of the then Military Administrator’s Office, Benin City, and in 1997, he was redeployed as part of the core group of staff to prepare the Assembly in readiness for the commencement of the Fourth Republic in 1999. Mr. Omorere was privileged to benefit from several seminars, trainning programmes, and workshops on Legislative Practices and Procedures, thus facilitating his promotions through the ranks in the Department of Legislative Matters, to the position of Assistant Director , (GL 15) in July, 2005. He was deployed to the Edo State House of Assembly Service Commission as the Acting Head of Administrative Department between April 2007 and June 2008 when he was briefly redeployed to the Office of the Clerk as Assistant Director. He was nominated as part of the Edo State’s contingent to the Christian Holy Pilgrimage in Israel, in 2008.

Mr. C. U. Omorere was thereafter deployed as Assistant Director to head the newly created office of Director, Speaker’s  Office . He was formally promoted to the post of a substantive Director, Grade Level 16, in January, 2009. He served as Director, Speaker’s Office till November, 2010. On 4th January, 2011, he was deployed to head the newly created Department of Research and Statistics as Director, to date.

PUBLICATIONS:

Over the years, Mr. Chris Omorere, (JP) has authored several publications, among which are the following:

1.            “The Military and the Principle of Legitimacy in Nigerian Politics”.

(B.Sc.  Thesis, UNIBEN, 1986).

 

  1.  

(Published in “The Mace”- A Monthly Journal of the Edo State House of Assembly, Vol. 1, No. 2, September, 1999).

            3.         “The Nigerian Legislature In The New Millennium”.

(Published in “The Mace” – A Monthly Journal of the Edo State House of Assembly, Vol. 1, No. 3, November, 2000).

 

4.        “The Role of the Majority and Minority Parties in the Legislature: Serious Lessons for our Nascent Democracy”.

                       (Published in “The Mace”, Vol. 1, No. 4, January, 2001).

           

            5.         “Democracy Made In Nigeria”.

(Published in “The Mace”, Vol. 1, No. 6, March-April, 2002).

 

6.         “Staff Rationalisation as an Instrument of Bureaucratic Dysfunction in the Public Service: The Edo State Experience”.

(M.Sc. Pub. Admin; Thesis, 2002), and published in “The Nigerian Journal of Social and Development  Issues”, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2003 (ISSN 1596-2288), University of Calabar, as co-authored with Dr. A. O. Okoh).

 

            7.         “Parliamentary Powers, Privileges & Immunities”.

                        (Published in “The Legislator: Engine Room of Democracy’- A Monthly Journal of

                        The Edo State House of Assembly, Vol. 1, No. 5, January, 2012).

 

In addition to writing, as his hobby, Mr. Chris U. Omorere, (JP), has, over the years, functioned as a Resource Person at several training workshops, talk shows, and seminars, both within and outside the office environment.

 

He is married with children.                 

 

 

BRIEF ON THE DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

 

The Department was excised from the erstwhile Department of Library, Archives, Research & Statistics in January, 2011. Its creation as an autonomous department was part of the drive towards building an up-to-date, virile and pro-active workforce in the Assembly. The Department is headed by a Director on Grade Level 16, with a staff strength of fifteen (15) officers, ranging from salary grade levels 07-16, respectively. It is expected that the Department of Research & Statistics would remain a viable pool of Research Officers and Statisticians, which can be relied upon to generate dependable research findings, useful and reliable data, that are expected to assist in the performance of oversight functions, public hearings, and in the drafting of bills and motions for legislative purposes. Only recently, the Department undertook a detailed compilation of inventory of all moveable and immoveable office equipment in all the offices in the complex of the Edo State House of Assembly. It is also expected that in the years and months to come, the department would become more dependable and relevant in the general scheme of things in the Assembly.

 

A SYNOPSIS OF SOME OF THE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH & STATISTICS:

 

GRADE LEVELS:                                                                                       DUTIES:

 

(Director):                                           The Director is the administrative Head of the Dept. He co-ordinates the activities of all the Statisticians, Researchers, as well as all other categories of staff in the Department. He supervises the implementation of all statistical and research policies and programmes in the Assembly. He ensures discipline, and staff adherence to directives on the general administration of the Assembly and on matters relating to his Department, as well as co-ordinating inter-departmental activities in the Assembly. He performs all other duties as the Leadership of the Assembly may direct from time to time.

 

 

GL. 15 - GL.16

(Asst. Directors &

Deputy Directors):                             Their duties include:

(1)        taking charge of the dept whenever the Director is       unavailable;

(2)        assisting the Director in the general administration of the dept;

(3)        taking responsibility for statistical and research development planning;

(4)        initiating research strategies and co-ordinating data formulation strategies on matters referred to the dept for processing;

(5)        supervising the duties of subordinate staff of the department in accordance with broad policy directives of the Assembly;

(6)        all other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

 

 

 

 

GL. 13 – GL. 14

(Asst. Chief Statistician/Researcher,

& Chief Statistician/Researcher):                                                                                                                                                                 Their duties include:

(1)        assisting in statistical & research development, and staff training programmes;

(2)        evaluating statistical and research studies, reports, & programmes;

(3)        initiating memoranda on statistical & research strategies for implementation;

(4)        co-ordinating & supervising the activities of subordinate staff in their various units in the department;

(5)        implementing policy directives by the Leadership of the Assembly;

(6)        all other duties that may be assigned from time to

time.

 

GL. 10 – GL. 12

(Senior Statistician/

Researcher & Principal

Statistician/Researcher):                  Their duties include:

(1)        implementing directives & programmes in accordance  broad policy objectives of the Assembly;

(2)        initiating memoranda on matters requiring research processes and data analysis for decision making;

(3)        evaluation of research findings, statistical studies, and reports for policy formulation;

(4)        supervising subordinate staff in their various units in accordance with directives on the general administration of the Assembly;

(5)        all other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

 

GL. 08 – GL. 09 (Statistician II/

Research Officer II, & Statistician I/

Research Officer I):                            Their schedule of duties include:

  1. implementing directives and programmes assigned to them in accordance with the policy objectives of the Assembly;

(2)        undertaking detailed research and generating accurate data on subject matters assigned to them for processing;

(3)        collating and analyzing data from research findings for policy decisions;

(4)        supervising the duties of Statistical/Research Assistants, and processing their findings for policy formulation;

(5)        all other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

GL.06 – GL.07

(Senior Statistical/

Research Asst. I

& Chief Statistical/

Research Asst.):                                  Their duties include:

(1)        assisting the Research Officers/Statisticians in collating data  and research findings;

(2)        co-ordinating the work of Statistical/Research Assistants and other subordinate staff in their assigned responsibilities;

(3)        serving as Supertintendents and Enumerators during research processes and data gathering/investigations;

(4)        all other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

GL.04 – GL.05

(Statistical/Research Asst. &

Senior Statistical/Research Asst.):   Their duties include:

(1)        data gathering, collection of samples, and other materials that may be required in the research process;

(2)        assisting the senior officers of the department at all stages of the research / data generation process;

(3)        performing all such other clerical duties as their counterparts in the service as may be required of them in the department;

(4)        all other duties that may be assigned to them from time to time.

 

           

 

 

           

 

 

                                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 PROFILE OF MR. CHRIS U. OMORERE, (JP)

Born on 22nd September, 1964 in Benin City, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, Christopher Uyi Omorere, (JP) attended Oliha Primary School, Benin City, from 1970 – 1975. He proceeded to Edo College, Benin City, for the West African School Certificate (WASC/GCE, O/L) from 1975 – 1980, and sat for the Higher School Certificate (HSC/GCE, A/L) in the same school from 1980 – 1982. He attended the University of Benin, Benin City, from 1983 – 1986, and graduated with a Second Class Upper Honours Division in Political Science & Public Administration. He proceeded for the mandatory National Youth Service Corps programme in Cross River State in 1987.

In 1989, Chris was offered an appointment into the then Bendel State Civil Service, and deployed to the then Legislative Unit of the Military Governor’s Office, as Clerk Assistant, Grade II, (GL 08). Upon his success in the ASCON Examination in 1989, he was converted into the Administrative Officer’s Cadre. With the creation of Delta State out of the then Bendel State in 1991, Mr. Omorere became one of the pioneer Legislative Officers in the Edo State House of Assembly, where he served till 1993 when the Third Republic was sacked in a military coup d’etat.

Between January 1994 and April 1997, Chris served in the Directorate of Cabinet & Political Matters of the then Military Administrator’s Office, Benin City, and in 1997, he was redeployed as part of the core group of staff to prepare the Assembly in readiness for the commencement of the Fourth Republic in 1999. Mr. Omorere was privileged to benefit from several seminars, trainning programmes, and workshops on Legislative Practices and Procedures, thus facilitating his promotions through the ranks in the Department of Legislative Matters, to the position of Assistant Director , (GL 15) in July, 2005. He was deployed to the Edo State House of Assembly Service Commission as the Acting Head of Administrative Department between April 2007 and June 2008 when he was briefly redeployed to the Office of the Clerk as Assistant Director. He was nominated as part of the Edo State’s contingent to the Christian Holy Pilgrimage in Israel, in 2008.

Mr. C. U. Omorere was thereafter deployed as Assistant Director to head the newly created office of Director, Speaker’s  Office . He was formally promoted to the post of a substantive Director, Grade Level 16, in January, 2009. He served as Director, Speaker’s Office till November, 2010. On 4th January, 2011, he was deployed to head the newly created Department of Research and Statistics as Director, to date.

PUBLICATIONS:

Over the years, Mr. Chris Omorere, (JP) has authored several publications, among which are the following:

1.            “The Military and the Principle of Legitimacy in Nigerian Politics”.

(B.Sc.  Thesis, UNIBEN, 1986).

 

  1.  

(Published in “The Mace”- A Monthly Journal of the Edo State House of Assembly, Vol. 1, No. 2, September, 1999).

            3.         “The Nigerian Legislature In The New Millennium”.

(Published in “The Mace” – A Monthly Journal of the Edo State House of Assembly, Vol. 1, No. 3, November, 2000).

 

4.        “The Role of the Majority and Minority Parties in the Legislature: Serious Lessons for our Nascent Democracy”.

                       (Published in “The Mace”, Vol. 1, No. 4, January, 2001).

           

            5.         “Democracy Made In Nigeria”.

(Published in “The Mace”, Vol. 1, No. 6, March-April, 2002).

 

6.         “Staff Rationalisation as an Instrument of Bureaucratic Dysfunction in the Public Service: The Edo State Experience”.

(M.Sc. Pub. Admin; Thesis, 2002), and published in “The Nigerian Journal of Social and Development  Issues”, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2003 (ISSN 1596-2288), University of Calabar, as co-authored with Dr. A. O. Okoh).

 

            7.         “Parliamentary Powers, Privileges & Immunities”.

                        (Published in “The Legislator: Engine Room of Democracy’- A Monthly Journal of

                        The Edo State House of Assembly, Vol. 1, No. 5, January, 2012).

 

In addition to writing, as his hobby, Mr. Chris U. Omorere, (JP), has, over the years, functioned as a Resource Person at several training workshops, talk shows, and seminars, both within and outside the office environment.

 

He is married with children.                 

 

 

BRIEF ON THE DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

 

The Department was excised from the erstwhile Department of Library, Archives, Research & Statistics in January, 2011. Its creation as an autonomous department was part of the drive towards building an up-to-date, virile and pro-active workforce in the Assembly. The Department is headed by a Director on Grade Level 16, with a staff strength of fifteen (15) officers, ranging from salary grade levels 07-16, respectively. It is expected that the Department of Research & Statistics would remain a viable pool of Research Officers and Statisticians, which can be relied upon to generate dependable research findings, useful and reliable data, that are expected to assist in the performance of oversight functions, public hearings, and in the drafting of bills and motions for legislative purposes. Only recently, the Department undertook a detailed compilation of inventory of all moveable and immoveable office equipment in all the offices in the complex of the Edo State House of Assembly. It is also expected that in the years and months to come, the department would become more dependable and relevant in the general scheme of things in the Assembly.

 

A SYNOPSIS OF SOME OF THE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH & STATISTICS:

 

GRADE LEVELS:                                                                                       DUTIES:

 

(Director):                                           The Director is the administrative Head of the Dept. He co-ordinates the activities of all the Statisticians, Researchers, as well as all other categories of staff in the Department. He supervises the implementation of all statistical and research policies and programmes in the Assembly. He ensures discipline, and staff adherence to directives on the general administration of the Assembly and on matters relating to his Department, as well as co-ordinating inter-departmental activities in the Assembly. He performs all other duties as the Leadership of the Assembly may direct from time to time.

 

 

GL. 15 - GL.16

(Asst. Directors &

Deputy Directors):                             Their duties include:

(1)        taking charge of the dept whenever the Director is       unavailable;

(2)        assisting the Director in the general administration of the dept;

(3)        taking responsibility for statistical and research development planning;

(4)        initiating research strategies and co-ordinating data formulation strategies on matters referred to the dept for processing;

(5)        supervising the duties of subordinate staff of the department in accordance with broad policy directives of the Assembly;

(6)        all other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

 

 

 

 

GL. 13 – GL. 14

(Asst. Chief Statistician/Researcher,

& Chief Statistician/Researcher):                                                                                                                                                                 Their duties include:

(1)        assisting in statistical & research development, and staff training programmes;

(2)        evaluating statistical and research studies, reports, & programmes;

(3)        initiating memoranda on statistical & research strategies for implementation;

(4)        co-ordinating & supervising the activities of subordinate staff in their various units in the department;

(5)        implementing policy directives by the Leadership of the Assembly;

(6)        all other duties that may be assigned from time to

time.

 

GL. 10 – GL. 12

(Senior Statistician/

Researcher & Principal

Statistician/Researcher):                  Their duties include:

(1)        implementing directives & programmes in accordance  broad policy objectives of the Assembly;

(2)        initiating memoranda on matters requiring research processes and data analysis for decision making;

(3)        evaluation of research findings, statistical studies, and reports for policy formulation;

(4)        supervising subordinate staff in their various units in accordance with directives on the general administration of the Assembly;

(5)        all other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

 

GL. 08 – GL. 09 (Statistician II/

Research Officer II, & Statistician I/

Research Officer I):                            Their schedule of duties include:

  1. implementing directives and programmes assigned to them in accordance with the policy objectives of the Assembly;

(2)        undertaking detailed research and generating accurate data on subject matters assigned to them for processing;

(3)        collating and analyzing data from research findings for policy decisions;

(4)        supervising the duties of Statistical/Research Assistants, and processing their findings for policy formulation;

(5)        all other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

GL.06 – GL.07

(Senior Statistical/

Research Asst. I

& Chief Statistical/

Research Asst.):                                  Their duties include:

(1)        assisting the Research Officers/Statisticians in collating data  and research findings;

(2)        co-ordinating the work of Statistical/Research Assistants and other subordinate staff in their assigned responsibilities;

(3)        serving as Supertintendents and Enumerators during research processes and data gathering/investigations;

(4)        all other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

GL.04 – GL.05

(Statistical/Research Asst. &

Senior Statistical/Research Asst.):   Their duties include:

(1)        data gathering, collection of samples, and other materials that may be required in the research process;

(2)        assisting the senior officers of the department at all stages of the research / data generation process;

(3)        performing all such other clerical duties as their counterparts in the service as may be required of them in the department;

(4)        all other duties that may be assigned to them from time to time.