Lagos State Record And Archives Bureau,LASRAB

Vision

To be a First-Class Global Information Repository and Data Bank on Lagos State.

Mission

To Regulate, Preserve and Disseminate Accurate Records of Enduring Value on Lagos State in a Professional Manner, Employing Best Practices in Information and Knowledge Management.

 

The Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau was conceived in 1995 as a Public Sector reform programme for better management of Lagos State records for planning, policy process, enhanced service delivery and heritage preservation. In 2002, it was accepted as the Integrated Records and Archives management Programme (IRAMP), a sub-component of the World Bank-assisted State Governance and Capacity Building Programme (SGCBP) which later became the Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project (LMDGP).

LASRAB formally came into legal existence as a Lagos State Government Agency pursuant to Law 22 of 2007.

Administratively, LASRAB took-off on 1st August, 2008 but effective operation began on 1st December, 2008. The Bureau is under the supervision of the Ministry of Information and Strategy.

LASRAB House, located in Magodo GRA, Phase 2, is a special-purpose building consisting of such archival facilities as Repositories, Search/Reading Rooms, Reference Library, Gallery, Conservatory, Micrography, Reprography, Mini-museum, Training Room, Audio-Visual Studio, Conference Room, amongst others. These special rooms are fitted with such modern and world class archival facilities such biometrics control system, the Kodak Reference Archives System for microfilming and Xerox reprographic equipment for small and wide format papers, e.t.c

Strategic Goal

Ensuring the maintenance of modern and credible information warehouse (records and archives institution) that captures full and accurate records on Lagos State that meet the needs and interest of clients.

Services Rendered by the Bureau

.Records Regulation and Control: Helping the Lagos State MDAs to organise their Registries in line with the international best practices in records management;

.Archives Accessioning and Preservation: Surveying and acquisition of non-current records of the Lagos State MDAs for preservation in the Bureau;

.Reference Services: Providing access to archives holdings and Reference Library materials in the Bureau for research and public consultation;

. Archives Promotion and Exhibitions: Organising public enlightenment campaigns on archives as the State memory and its roles in societal development through International Archives Day celebration, exhibitions, facility visits, media appearances and operation of a mini-museum;

.Historical Research and Documentation: Collecting and documenting oral history and traditions about people, places and communities in Lagos State;

.Information and Knowledge Management: Providing an integrated approach to capturing, distributing and effective sharing of all of the Lagos State public information assets including databases, documents, policies, procedures, and previously un-captured expertise and experience in the Lagos State Public Service

STRUCTURE

Directorates

  • Records
  • Archives
  • Administration and Human Resources (Bureau Secretariat)

Units

  • Accounts
  • Corporate Communications
  • Legal
  • Internal Audit
  • Planning and Statistics

Sections

  • Search/Reading Room
  • Morgue
  • Scraparium
  • Reference Library
  • Repositories
  • Purgatories [Local Records Centres]
  • Gallery/Mini Museum

Historical Research and Documentation