Bureau of Rural Development


The Bureau of Rural Development (BRD) is made up of five Departments and three Units. The departments are:

  • Finance and Administration
  • Planning, Research and Statistics
  • Rural Infrastructure
  • Community and Economic Develvopment
  • Social Services

The Units includes:

  • Information Unit
  • Rural Transportation Unit
  • Agric and Micro Credit Unit

Contact Details
Office of the Administrative Secretary Bureau of Rural Development,
New Secretariat, Phase II,
Ado – Ekiti.


  • Construction of Rural Roads
  • Construction of Bridges
  • Construction of lined hand dug wells

Vision & Mission

To fast track the transformation of rural areas to liveable milieu through aggressive socio-economic and rural infrastructural development.


To create/provide enabling environment for the people in the rural areas who mainly are farmers. Also to serve as a means of accelerating development at the grassroots in the areas of socio amenities and infrastructural development:- provision of drinkable water, rural roads, health services, rural schools, rural markets and micro credits.


  • formulation and dissemination of policies on rural development
  • collection, collation, analyzing and disseminating research to rural development
  • promoting the development and maintenance of rural infrastructural facilities.
  • creating forum for bringing together the relevant stakeholders in rural development
  • assisting the small-scale farmers in the rural areas to make use of available opportunities for optimal production to better their lots.
  • promotion of an enabling environment for achieving economic development in the rural areas.
  • mobilization/sensitization of the rural dwellers on the scourge of HIV/AIDs and how to mitigate its effects.

Principal Officers

Name Position
             – Special Adviser
             – Snr. Special Assistant
Mr. E.O Owolabi Administrative Secretary
Mr. I.O. Ajayi Director, Finance &Administrativ
Mr. E.S. Agunbiade Director, Community & Economic Development
Mr.R.B.  Ogundele. Director, Planning, ResearchStatistics
Engr. A.S. Akinola Director Rural Infrastructure
Mr. J. B.  Ilori Director Social Services
Engr. A.O. Ilesanmi Deputy Director, Rural and Infrastructure
Mr. S.W.R, Ogunmosunle Deputy Director, Planning Resarch & Statistics
Mr. S.A.Adeyanju . Deputy Director, Community Economic Development
Mr. Abiodun Ogunrinde Deputy Director, Social Services

Past Heads

Name Position Period
Dr. Gboyega Isinjola Special Adviser 2008 – 2009
Hon. Sola Omolayo Sr. Special Assistant 2008 – 2009
Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun Sr. Special Assistant 2008 – 2009
Hon. Kayode Babade Senior Special Assistant 2008 – 2009
Hon. Abiodun Bamiteko Hon Commissioner Ministry of Rural Development 2009 – 2010
Mr. E.O Fagbemi Permanent Secretary 2009 – 2010
Mr. Dipo Ogunkayode Snr. Special Assistant 2010 – 2014
Hon. Tale Oguntoyinbo Special Adviser 2010 – 2014

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