In line with its vision and goals, the department carries out the following functions:

  • Population policy formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Demographic statistics and analysis
  • Mainstreaming population factor in the development planning process
  • Provision of family welfare services including family planning and general medical care
  • Preparation of budget and development schemes
  • Coordination with the federal government, international agencies, NGOs, and donors
  • Procurement and distribution of contraceptives
  • Training research and development of professional standards
  • Information, education, and communication services
  • Promotion of population planning activities through private and other public sector institutions
  • Budget, accounts, and audit matters
  • Purchase of stores and capital goods
  • Service matters except those entrusted to the Services and General Administration Department
  • Matters incidental and ancillary to the above subjects