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

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