Headed by Hon. Sylvester Grigsby, the Ministry of State Without Portfolio was created on May 8, 1972 within the Executive Branch of Government by an Act of the National Legislature.
The primary purpose for the creation of the Ministry of State Without Portfolio is to assist the President to administer affairs of state (matters of incidental nature).
The mandate and scope of the Ministry has expanded and continues to expand since its creation. Outstanding among the numerous responsibilities of the Ministry of State Without Portfolio include the following: