The Unit offers legal advice to the Council and coordinates the investigation of alleged misconduct involving Optometrist and Dispensing Optician services providers and facility. It also coordinates the processing of relevant documents for consideration of the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria Disciplinary Tribunal during trial of Optometrist and dispensing optician for alleged unethical practices.
It liaises with External Solicitors in preparation of statements of claims and/or statement of defense for the prosecution of litigation in which the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria is a party, and appears in a representative capacity in all cases involving the Board before any court in Nigeria. The Unit coordinates the drafting of legal documents and liaising with relevant Government institutions in perfecting all drafts into enforceable instruments, and reviews legal documents on behalf of the Board like MOUs, among others.
The Procurement Unit is one of the units that reports directly to the Registrar/CEO. The Procurement unit is responsible for all procurement activities of the Board. The Unit is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring value for fund (money) in addition to ensuring that the organization needs in terms of Goods, Works and Services are met. The Procurement Unit ensures transparency and timeliness in its procurement process while ensuring that due process are observed in accordance with the Procurement Act 2007.
The Corporate Affairs Unit of the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria is the official window of the internal and external public. We provide a multiplicity of duties in the Board. The Unit is the first port-of-call between the Registrar/CEO of the Agency that is responsible for the office of the Registrar and the public.
The PR Unit under the Registrar’s Office is responsible for creating, facilitating and maintaining a positive image for the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria by projecting the various programmes and activities through various media efforts. To this end the PR Unit works with various Departments and Registry Units to collate their various regulatory forays for the attention of the public to orchestrate desired image for the Registrar, Board and Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria. It also coordinates communication with related Parastatals and Agencies on social issues – invitations to events, congratulations, condolences, etc.
The Functions of the ICT Unit are:
The ICT Unit oversees the installation and maintenance of the computer network systems in the agency.
ICT unit plans and provides the security of Agency data, systems, and network
The ICT Unit creates the applications for the agency that serve its core business needs. The right applications allow a business to be innovative, more productive, efficient, and to move ahead of its competitors
The IT department is responsible for creating and maintaining the company’s website. The unit typically creates the codes/design and works with other departments to generate content and to test the site for usability.
The unit provides this service for all the users who need access to the company’s computer systems. This includes installing new software or hardware, repairing hardware that has become faulty, training staff in the use of new software, and troubleshooting problems with the system or with an individual’s computer.
Prepare ICT Services\Equipment needs list for the Agency and perform needed procurement tasks in conjunction with the procurement unit.
Enterprise resource planning is all about linking the different functions of an organization, such as accounting, human resources, marketing, and sales, using software systems. These systems can help in operations as well as strategic decision making.
The ICT Unit allows the organization to achieve communication with the various stakeholders at very high speeds through multiple channels, such as: Email, Video Conferencing, Collaboration Software and Social Media.
The ICT Unit oversees to Data Storage, Data Recovery, Database Management, Data Analysis (analyze & draw conclusions from data), and safeguard Agency data to prevent unauthorized access to it.
The ICT unit sees to the improvement of processes and efficiency, to be compliant with the current technological trends.
Store is a place where quantity or supply of goods are kept for use as needed.
Generally, the store unit manages, supervise and perform variety of tasks in ordering, receiving, storing, accounting, issuing and performing other related duties as required.
Audit unit assesses the quality of internal control in optometrist and dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria. The unit is responsible for examining and evaluating the Board’s financial records, verifying the physical asset and inventory of the board and also determining the level of compliance with laws, regulations, and policies. The unit then form an independent opinion on all the activities and make reports to the Registrar.
The Optometrist and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria (ODORBN) is the body statutorily empowered by an Act of Parliament (cap 09 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, formerly known as Decree No. 34 of December, 1989) to regulate the practice of the professions of Optometry and dispensing Opticianry In Nigeria.