Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry

Established in 1996 following the creation of Ekiti State, the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (formerly Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives) is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring the continued economic buoyancy of Ekiti State as well as developing and promoting good livelihoods for the people. The Ministry is divided into Administration and Supply,Finance and Account, Small and Medium Industries, Trade, Cooperative Services and Industrial Advisory Services and Planning, Research and Statistics Departments. Each of the departments plays a part in securing an economically viable atmosphere for the people of Ekiti through Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives.The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industries has embarked on various projects ranging from investment promotion, cooperative activities and promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, capacity building for SMEs and entrepreneuship development programmes to achieve its objectives in the State.


To position Ekiti State on an enviable map of Economic and Industrial development and to translate the policy and Industrial development goals into reality


Harnessing the abundant human and material resources for the economic emancipation of Ekiti State.

i. Formulation of policies and strategies for Micro, Small and Medium Industries in the State;

ii. Provision and facilitation of credit facilities to MSME operators in the    State;

iii. Sourcing for productive business avenues and means by which the state  government can earn extra income;

iv. Formulating and implementing the State’s policy on cooperative matters;

v. Registration of Cooperative societies in the State;

vi. Registration of business premises and licensing of Artisans;

vii. Management and supervision of State Government owned market across the 16 Local Government;

viii. Carrying out feasibility studies on proposed projects in the areas of marketing, raw materials, machinery and Equipments and other basic data relevant to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprisesin the State;

ix. Sourcing for machinery equipment for Industrial projects;

x.  Monitoring and management of the State Government Investment portfolio in companies within and outside the state;

xi. Liaison with Research and other Industrial Development Agencies within and outside the country.

S/N Name Designation
i Hon. Commissioner
ii Mrs. Tayo Adeola SA
iii Mr. Ayodele Adeyanju Permanent Secretary
iv Mr. Victor Obisesan Director Revenue
v Mr. Tope Ojurongbe Director of Trade
vi Mr. Ogundipe Kayode Director, Administration & Supples
vii Mr. Ojo Isaac Director of Finance & Accounts
viii Mr. M.A. Falua Director of Cooperatives Society
ix Mr. Ayo Ilesanmi Director of Small and Medium Industries
x Mr. O.R. Ajanaku Director of Planning, Research and Statistics
xi Mrs. Omolara Adebanji Information Officer


1 Hon. Donald Fajuyi Commissioner 1997-1998
2 Hon. Saka Akinde Commissioner 1998 – January,2000
3 Chief Sesan Fatoba Commissioner June,1999 – 2003
4 Princess Jolaade Onipede Commissioner 2003
5 Hon. Banji Olowofela Commissioner February,2003 – March,2003
6 Hon. Niyi Jaiyeoba Commissioner March,2003 – May,2003
7 Chief Toyin Ojo Commissioner June,2003 – October,2004
8 Elder S.O Kayode Commissioner October,2004 – October,2006
9 Hon. Dare Omotoso Commissioner May2007 – May,2009
10 Hon. Ropo Ige Commissioner May,2009 – Sept,2009
11 Hon. George Akawa Commissioner September,2009 – October,2010
12 Otunba Reim Bodunrin Commissioner January,2011 – January,2013
13 Hon. Debo Ajayi Commissioner February,2013 – October,2014
14 Hon.Ayodele Michael Commissioner 2015 – 2018
15 Hon. Olusoga David Commissioner April,2019 – August,2020
16 Aare Olumuyiwa Olumilua Commissioner September,2003 till date


1 Mrs Adenike Adeyemo Permanent Secretary November, 1997 – September,1998
2 Mr Femi Adegboyega Permanent Secretary September,1998 – January,1999
3 Mr R.E.Famewo Permanent Secretary January,1999 – June,1999
4 Mr O.T. Arabi Permanent Secretary June,1999 – January,2000
5 Mr J.A. Olowoloba Permanent Secretary January,2020 – February,2001
6 Mr J.O. Faluyi Permanent Secretary January,2004 – September,2004
7 Mrs Adenike Adeyemo Permanent Secretary September,2004 – October,2005
8 Chief Dayo Fadipe Permanent Secretary October,2005 – June,2006
9 Mr J.O. Faluyi Permanent Secretary June,2006 – June,2007
10 Mr V.O. Akomolafe Permanent Secretary June,2007 – February,2008
11 Mrs C.T.Ajibade Permanent Secretary February,2008 – November,2009
12 Mrs F.A Oke Permanent Secretary November,2009 – November,2011
13 Dr. Mrs O.O. Fakunle Permanent Secretary November,2011 – January,2012
14 Mr O.B Ajayi Permanent Secretary January,2012 – January,2013
15 Mr Olusola Dada Permanent Secretary January,2013 – October,2013
16 Mr Kola Ajumobi Permanent Secretary October,2013 – December,2014
17 Mr Babatunde Akilo Permanent Secretary December,2014 – August,2016
18 Mr Kunle Olofin Permanent Secretary August,2016 – August,2017
19 Mr Kayode Abe (mni) Permanent Secretary August,2017 – February,2019
20 Dr Mrs E.A Oladimeji Permanent Secretary February,2019 – June,2019
21 Barr. Bamidele Arowosola Permanent Secretary June,2019 – January,2020
22 Mr Ayodele Adeyanju Permanent Secretary February,2020 – ….
23 Mr Oluwadare J. Jolumo Permanent Secretary


Ekiti State government has again reaffirmed its commitment to boost
the Economy of the State by promoting Tourism in line with the global
best practices.

This was made known by the Director General, Trade and Investment
Promotion Agency, Mr Ayo Aribidara when he received the visiting
leadership of the International Council for Ifa Religion led by its
National President, Mr Oluoro Solagbade at the Ministry of Art,
Culture and Tourism in collaboration with the Trade and Investment
Promotion Agency in Ado Ekiti.

The Director General highlighted the importance of Tourism towards the
development of world’s economy , saying it was high time the state
prioritize Tourism as a major source of revenue generation like it
obtained in the Republic of Benin,Cuba and others.

Aribidara, promised to give the needed support to the Ifa religious
worshippers as they aimed to trace and identify ifa origin to the
state to make it a Tourist point, stressing that government was ready
to protect the Traditional land mark and give access to the worshipers
or interested members of the society who would like to embark on
Tourist visit to any location provided that the state government was
properly carried along.

Earlier, The Director of Tourism, Mr Adelusi Adebanji said he was not
surprised at the efforts of the group to trace the origin of Ifa
Oracle to the source as he highlighted some advantages that could be
derived, with an assurance to work with any group that is ready to
work and make sure the dreams of the present administration come to

In his speech, the National President of Ifa Religion, Mr Oluoro
Solagbade observed with sadness how Africans neglected their rich
cultural heritage and allowed it to go into extinction for western
culture and civilization.

Solagbade also explained the reason for their visit to include tracing
Ifa History to the source, which has been discovered to be located in
the city of Ado Ekiti.

“Ifa can not be worshipped without its source, which is Oke Igbeti,
the more reason ifa National worship day has been slated to hold in
Ekiti State between the 20th and 28th May this year. In the eulogy of
the Oracle, there is a verse where ifa is referred to as a short man
of Igbeti mountain. Research made it known that Oke Igbeti is in Ado
Ekiti beside the present government house popularly known as Oke Ayoba
today”. Solagbade revealed.

The president of the group pleaded for government to allow them have
access to the Tourist points, being too close to the seat of power,
promising to be law abiding if permission is granted them.


IWD. Women’s Day Celebration , Adubiaro celebrates women in Ekiti.

The Secretary to the Ekiti State Government Dr.Habibat Adubiaro has
joined thousands of women in the state to celebrate this year’s
International women’s day.

The celebration with the theme” digitALL: Innovation and Technology
for Gender Equality” had women from the Sixteen Local Governments and
Local Council Development areas in attendance

The gathering held in Ado Ekiti, was to commemorate the achievements
and struggles of women around the world as well as to celebrate
progress towards gender equality and to reaffirm their commitment to
achieving a more just and equitable society.

The secretary to the state Government while addressing the gathering
acknowledged the efforts of the immediate past administration in the
state for its strong commitment towards gender equality and women

Dr. Adubiaro said that in attaining the Sustainable Development Goal
(SDGs) of the United Nations, the immediate past First Lady of the
state Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi improved the living standards of women
through the Pad Bank project, fighting against Female Genital
Mutilation, and provision of legal framework to end Gender-based

The Secretary to the state government also acknowledged and celebrated
Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji and his wife Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji
for sustaining the noble values of the past administration geared
towards the development of women in the state.

Adubiaro stressed that this year’s theme for the celebration
highlights the critical role of technology in the advancement of
women’s rights and seeks to address these challenges.

“In today’s world, technology and digital innovation are rapidly
changing the way we live, communicate, work, learn and even socialize,
technology has revolutionized the Way we live and it has offered
unprecedented opportunities for women to thrive”, she explained

“we must work together to bridge this divide and ensure that all women
have access to the tools, resources and opportunities they need to
succeed in a constantly evolving digital age ,”she said”

The SSG advised women to be committed to the advancement of Gender
Equality and creating a world where women could fully participate and
benefit from the opportunities that technology and innovation present.

Earlier the Deputy Governor Chief Mrs Monisade Afuye and the Wife of
the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Olayemi Abiodun-Oyebanji, have encouraged
women to develop themselves the more on information technology for
National Development.

The duo who congratulated women for witnessing another celebration,
stressed the need for women to strive and equip themselves to justify
their fight for equity.

They explained that the present administration was doing everything
possible to ensure that women were not left behind in the scheme of
things and urged them to be relentless.

The Special Adviser, to the Governor on Investment, Trade and
Industry, Mrs Tayo Adeola, had earlier intimated the gathering the
moves made by the state government to open Digital portal for all
produce, tagged “Ekiti to the world.”

She charged women to empower themselves technologically so that they
could participate in the process of making the digital portal a

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