Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security


An Ekiti society wherein the great potentials in the massive natural and human resources are fully harnessed for guaranteed food security, prosperity of the citizens and agriculture led socio-economic transformation.


To facilitate the expansion of private sector participation in the State’s Agricultural sector by creating enabling environment for agribusiness to thrive and to offer such support as would create an agribusiness culture in the agricultural sector.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has the following Department/Units and three parastatals. They are:

  1. Administration and supply
  2. Planning Research and statistics
  3. Finance and Accounts
  4. Agricultural Services
  5. Rural Development
  6. Produce Services and Tree Crops
  7. Veterinary, Livestock and Fisheries Services
  8. Sericulture project Unit
  1. Farm Settlement and Peasant Farmers Developmemt
  2. Fountain Agricultural Marketing Agency
  3. Agricultural Development Programme/FADAMA III Project

Establish of cocoa clonal gardens at Ado, Eporo and Iye.

Name Designation
Honorable Commissioner
Engr. Oluwagbenga O. Odesanmi Permanent Secretary
Mr. Ajidara Joseph Director, Administration & Supplies
Mr. Alofe A.A Director, VLFS
Mr. Balogun G.A Director, Planning Research & Statistics
Mr. Akintunde P.A.O Director, Agric Services
Mr. Ojo G.A Director, Sericulture
Mr. Oguntuase S.O Director, Produce Services
Mr. Oyekan Micheal Director, Finance and Accounts
Mr Alao O.S Ag. Director, Tree Crops
Mr. Asaolu J.O GM, Directorate of Farm Settlement/Peasant Farmers Development.
Mr. Yakubu O.T Program Manager, Agricultural Development Program
Mr. Ajaji J.K GM, Fountain Agricultural Marketing Agency
Mrs O.Y Okunlola State Program Coordinator,  FADAMA/CARES