Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Local Government Service Commission

The Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission was established in October 1996 following the creation of Ekiti State. It is a personnel outfit handling appointments, promotion, discipline and welfare of centrally deployed (Unified) staff in the Local Government Service of Ekiti State.  It is worthy of remarks that personnel issues of the junior (Non-Unified) staff are handled by the Local Governments and Boards until they are mature for absorption into the unified service.

Part 7 Section 40 (2) of Ekiti State Local Government Administration Law, 2023; Law No. 7 of 2023 stipulates the composition of the Local Government Service Commission as follows:

  1. A full-time Chairman with vast experience in Public Administration in the State or Local Government and
  2. Six (6) other Members inclusive of the representative of the workers, who shall in the opinion of the Governor, be person of unquestionable integrity, cognate experience and sound political judgement.
  1. Local Government Staff Loans Board:- Headed by an Executive Secretary, Mr. Rotimi Akomolede.
  2. Pension Transitional Arrangement Department:- Headed by an Executive Secretary, Mr. Foluso Akinwumi.
  3. Institute of Local Government Studies:- Headed by a Provost, Dr. Olufemi Akinola


To cultivate and maintain a workforce that is professionally groomed and ethically sound to drive and implement the policies and programmes of Government to the greatest advantage of the people at the grassroots.



Running a Local Government Service that is characterized by professionalism, integrity and passion for excellent service delivery in the Local Governments of Ekiti State.

The structure of the Commission consist:

  1. The Chairman of the Local Government Service Commission;
  2. Six Board Members;
  3. The Permanent Secretary/Accounting Officer;
  4. The Head Central Internal Audit (CIA)
  5. Fourteen (14) Directors,
  • Director (General Administration)
  • Director (Establishment & Management Services)
  • Director (Finance)
  • Director (Information & Civic Orientation )
  • Director (Appointment & Posting)
  • Director (Training & Manpower Development)
  • Director (Budget, Planning, Research & Statistics)
  • Director (Procurement)
  • Director (Internal Audit)
  • Director (Special Duties)
  • Director (works)
  • Director (Environmental Health Services)
  • Director (Community & Social Development)
  • Director (Legal Services)

6.      Fourteen (14) Deputy Directors:

  • Deputy Director (General Administration)
  • Deputy Director (Establishment & Management Services)
  • Deputy Director (Finance)
  • Deputy Director (Appointment & Posting)
  • Deputy Director (Training & Manpower Development)
  • Deputy Director (Budget, Planning, Research & Statistics)
  • Deputy Director (Procurement)
  • Deputy Director (Internal Audit)
  • Deputy Director (Special Duties)
  • Deputy Director (works)
  • Deputy Director (Environmental Health Services)
  • Deputy Director (Community & Social Development)
  • Deputy Director (Legal Services)
  • Deputy Director (Information & Civic Orientation

7.     Other departmental staff

  1. Setting up of general and uniform guidelines for appointments, promotions and discipline of employees of Local Governments;
  2. To monitor the activities of each Local Governments, to ensure that the guidelines issued by the State Government as well as the Commission are strictly and uniformly adhered to by all Local Governments in the State;
  3. To serve as a review body for all petitions from the staff of all Local Governments in respect of appointments, promotions, and discipline;
  4. To appoint persons to hold or act in senior posts including Head of Local Government Administration and confirm such appointments;
  5. To promote or make appointment on promotions;
  6. To transfer and effect postings of senior staff of Local Government;
  7. To dismiss and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in such offices;
  8. Submitting annual report of its activities to:
  • All Chairmen of Local Governments/Local Council Development Areas;
  • The Governor of the State;
  1. To maintain a monthly gazette or newsletter to publish in particular-
  • The Bye-Law passed by the Local Governments;
  • Staff movements including new appointments, confirmation of appointment, promotion and retirement or dismissal;
  1. To assume responsibility for manpower planning, development and training in the Local Government Service;
  2. To manage funds for training of Local Government directly; and
  3. To undertake the training of all staff of the Local Governments/Local Council Development Areas.


  1. Integrity – Maintaining high ethical standards, honesty, accountability and transparency in all dealings.
  2. Fairness and Equity – Ensuring equitable treatment, non-discrimination, and objective decision-making in personnel matters.
  3. Professionalism – Striving for excellence, competence, and adherence to best practices in Personnel Management.
  4. Confidentiality – Protecting the privacy and sensitive information of employees.
  5. Collaboration – Working cooperatively with Local Governments/Local Council Development Areas and stakeholders to achieve shared goals and improve service.
  6. Compliance – Ensuring adherence to Public Service Rules and other relevant extant circulars.
  7. Employee Development – Investing in the growth and capacity development of all officers in the Local Government Service.
  8. Innovation – Embracing new ideas, technologies to enhance personnel management and coordination for achieve operation.

Present Top Officials

  1. Chief Samuel Alaba Abejide                  –         Chairman
  2. Adedipe Oluwole –         Member
  3. Wole Olujobi –         Member
  4. (Mrs.) Cecilia Dada –         Member
  5. Prince Suyi Aladesanmi –         Member
  6. Febisola Adewale –         Member
  7. Comrade Segun Onaade –         Member
  8. Titilayo Toba-Ojo –         Permanent Secretary

Present Directors

  • Mrs. Taiwo Bamigboye, Director (General Administration)
  • Mr. Olaolu Tosin, Director (Establishment & Mgt. Service)
  • Mr. Femi Adesoba, Director (Finance)
  • Mr. Stanley A. Familoye Director (Info & Civic Orientation)
  • Mrs. Funmi Asaolu, Ag. Director (Appointment & Posting)
  • Mr. Emmanuel Agbola, Director (Training & Manpower Devt.)
  • Mr. Dele Adamolekun, Director (BPR&S)
  • Mr. Femi Fasiku, Director (Procurement)
  • Mr. Joseph Bakinde, Director (Internal Audit)
  • Mrs. Adebimpe Owolabi, Director ((Env. Health Services)
  • Mr. Francis Ogundari, Director (Special Duties)
  • Engr. Kehinde Olorunsola, Director (works)
  • Mr. Fatai Olofinkua, Ag. Director (Comm. & Social Development)
  • Barr. Dr. Vincent Adedara, Director (Legal Service)


Past Chairmen

i. Late Professor Isreal Ojo Adelola April 1999 – Oct. 1999
ii. Late Hon. George Femi Ojo Dec.1999 – July 2003
iii. Late Chief Dayo Okondo July 2003 ­– Sept. 2006
iv. Late Chief (Mrs.) Bisi Ajayi Sept. ­– Dec. 2006
v. Rt. Hon. Femi Akinyemi Feb. 2008 ­– Oct. 2010
vi. Hon. (Chief) Aderemi Ajayi 2011 ­– 2012
vii. Chief Ranti Adebisi 2012 ­– 2014
viii. Arch. Sola Omotoso 2015 ­– 2018



Past Permanent Secretaries/Secretaries

i.          Mr. Remi Olowoloba 1996 – 1997
ii.          Mr. O.T Arabi 1997 -1998
iii.          Chief M.A Adeyemo 1998
iv.          Mr. O.P Fakorede 1998 – 1999
 v.          Mr. D.A Jegede 1999 – 2000
vi.          Pastor R. O Omowaye 2000 – 2003
vii.          Mr. J.A Ige 2003 – 2004
viii.         Mr. J.O Akinola 2006
ix.          Mr. Ropo Famubode 2006 – 2007
x             Mrs. Kofoworola Aderiye 2007 – 2009
 xi.          Mr. D. A Falope 2009
xii.          Mr. P.A Amujo 2009 – 2011
xiii.         Mr. Sunday Fatoba 2011 – 2012
xiv.         Mr. Kunle Abegunde 2012 – 2014
xv.          Mrs. M.O Babafemi 2014 – 2016
xvi.         Mr. Babatunde Akilo 2016 – 2018
xvii.        Mr. Banji Ojo 2018 – 2019
xviii.       Mr. Mayowa Oyedeji 2019 – 2020
xix.          Mr. Yemi Owoseni 2020
xx.          Mr. Tayo Olauyi 2020 – 2022
 xxi.        Mr. Babatunde Jegede 2022 – 2023

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